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As I have been reading your site [using IE as my browser], I've noticed that selecting any text size larger than 'medium' results in distorted page layouts. When I build my own site, I would have a substantial percentage of subscribers who would probably choose to use larger text options, so this is a concern to me. I have had no difficulty using the larger text sizes on other CMS software sites or with other sites and forums in general and I am assuming there is probably a simple explanation and, hopefully, an equally simple solution.
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Where do you find this distortion? Could you post a screenshot?

We tried very hard for ocPortal 3 to make the layout as flexible as possible.

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I think I just provided 2 screen captures using your bug report section.  If you did not receive them, I'll try to upload them again.  
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Thanks Samantha. Unfortunately for some reason the images didn't attach to your ticket. If you prefer we can continue this on-forum, as attaching images to posts is better tested.
I appreciate the large efforts in testing this you indicated in your ticket.

I've had a look at our own website in Internet Explorer, and it turns out we didn't test it enough because there were definitely a few problems there. I've fixed them and as a result the resizing is now much better.
The one main problem I see (at a quick glance) is that the left/right panels do not resize with text size, meaning text is cut off. I'm going to look into this now to see if I can find a fix.

If you can list specific positions in ocPortal where these problems occur I promise we'll do our best to fix them as they come in. In fact, it's likely we're just going to start with a new client that's going to require extensive compatibility improvements in older versions of Internet Explorer, and we might take that opportunity to improve other rendering aspects (resolution requirements and text size in particular).

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I imagine other sites you've visited whilst having your browser set to larger text sizes did not resize at all. The reason is that most sites use fixed text sizes, whilst ocPortal tries to define them all relatively, which can indeed cause rendering issues but it's in good faith (and we're commited to treating these kind of problems as bugs).


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I'm sorry my screenshots did not upload properly, but it sounds like you did not really need them. The changes you have already made are a big improvement and the changes you say you are planning will no doubt take care of the rest.

I did go back to some of the other sites and I notice that some do not resize and in many cases, in order to maintain the integrity of the page layout, some seem to be selective about which text is resized or how much it is resized. While it's nice to get the benefit of resizing, I can see that it might not be practical in every case and having larger text is certainly of no value if the page integrity is lost. In any case, I appreciate your quick response and I'm sure your ultimate solution to the problem will be a good one.
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I've gone through and fixed most things I could find that might go wrong. This site is updated, and unless some compatibility problems come to light, these changes will be in the next patch release as a bug fix. You should find it's looking a lot better now :)!


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  • If my reply is too Vulcan or expressed too much in business-strategy terms, and not particularly personal, I apologise. As a company & project maintainer, time is very limited to me, so usually when I write a reply I try and make it generic advice to all readers. I'm also naturally a joined-up thinker, so I always express my thoughts in combined business and technical terms. I recognise not everyone likes that, don't let my Vulcan-thinking stop you enjoying ocPortal on fun personal projects.
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