View Poll Results: Which text option do you prefer?

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    Exclamation PSU Text Size - Your Vote Needed!

    Hello all,

    To improve readability on homepage articles, the PSU content team is considering making the default font sizes for articles larger. The change is primarily to aid those with 1920x1080 monitors--there's a concern that the text size we're currently using requires some users to zoom in, and we want to make our content as aesthetically pleasing as possible.

    I've posted three images below that demonstrate the options. The first is our current default, what you see in the vast majority of PSU articles at the default (100%) browser zoom level. The second and third pictures present consecutively larger options.

    It's important to consider that these pictures were snapped on my laptop's 1680x1050 monitor. As small as the text in these images appears, it would be even smaller for someone with a 1920x1080 monitor.

    And, we're well aware that it's very easy for users to scroll-zoom with their browser. The idea is, we can make articles easier to read for everyone who has a problem (especially for mobile devices like smartphones) while not really affecting the people who don't really care either way.

    Option 1: Current Default



    Option 2: Larger



    Option 3: Largest


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    As an oldschool handcode developer, I can tell you the site is very proportionate. The Font seems to fit the rest of the page. I just use the Control Scroll to zoom in and out. My default is set to 125%. Even tablets scale well now, your site packs in alot without being cluttered, i like it .

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    Doesn't really bother me but I voted for op 2

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    Opt 2 works for me as well

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    I go opt 1 default


    But it all depends on people's eye sight ability and how they read the text, is it small to them or just right... Do they use the zoom button to see the text, so an increase would either be a positive or negative too many

    But over the course off being online for hours on end, the display of text always seem to stay the same. Depending how your eyes reads it
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    I voted "larger" because I am getting old and my eyes suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    I voted "larger" because I am getting old and my eyes suck.
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    I use the 1920x1080 res, and I find it fine as is (1). Though id be fine with the Larger (2) font, but not the Largest (3)

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    Thanks for all the feedback, everyone--keep it coming.

    Not that it matters for the purposes of this poll, but as a staff, we're leaning toward Option 2: Larger right now. Seems like a good balance.

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    I have no problem with option 1 or 2 but think option 3 is just too big. Option 2 would probably be best.
    I can read your thoughts.


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    Being on a 2560x1440 display, definitely larger than what we have now. I tend to zoom in, in almost all websites.


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    So is it all fixed and people happy with the results or are you still waiting for more feedback
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    I voted default. I'm weird in the sense that smaller looks better. I have the text set to small on iBooks and I set it to small on the NeoGAF app so, naturally, for me smaller would be more beneficial. But is there not a way where you can have it change depending on the end users resolution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    So is it all fixed and people happy with the results or are you still waiting for more feedback
    We're still waiting for more feedback, but I've been using the "Larger" option in my own articles for the last couple days. The way things are going, we'll probably mandate the change to all staff very soon, unless another option, like "Largest", wins out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeger View Post
    But is there not a way where you can have it change depending on the end users resolution?
    On a different content management system, maybe. Not with ours, I'm afraid. I've only seen two or three sites in recent years that have gone that route (usually brand-new joints, with lots of start-up capital).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleOnTheRun View Post
    We're still waiting for more feedback, but I've been using the "Larger" option in my own articles for the last couple days. The way things are going, we'll probably mandate the change to all staff very soon, unless another option, like "Largest", wins out.

    But how many members actually complained about the text size... Because it has been like this for ages and unless members have sight issue's, this has never came up before from what i have noticed
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    Never bothered me, I voted default.

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    I voted for Option 2: Larger.
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    It can be a bit small, wouldnt mind if it was a size or two larger

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    I also voted option 2. I think it looks much better.


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    Option 2: Larger, makes it both easier to read and more aesthetically pleasing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleOnTheRun View Post
    On a different content management system, maybe. Not with ours, I'm afraid. I've only seen two or three sites in recent years that have gone that route (usually brand-new joints, with lots of start-up capital).
    But surely the owners (Starburst Media, if I rememeber rightly) have the money to purchase such a content system? It wouldn't take that long to migrate the content from one to the other - and, in the end, it would provide a better overall experience for the public.

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    I voted option 2 because I always feel the text is way too small when I'm on my smartphone.


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    No need.
    The font adjust with whatever font size you select in you web browser.
    I wish the forum worked the same way.

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