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Why is this the only asylum that requires a magnifying glass?

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Posted on February 20, 2017 at 08:54:54
ecl876
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Isn't it bad enough that us middle-agers have enough trouble with normal sized print? Are you trying to make us blind?????

 

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RE: Why is this the only asylum that requires a magnifying glass?, posted on February 20, 2017 at 10:09:47
PAR
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Press Ctrl +. This will enlarge the print and, of course Ctrl - to reduce it.

 

JUST...., posted on February 20, 2017 at 15:28:58
hifitommy
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what i wuz gonna say.
...regards...tr

 

RE: Why is this the only asylum that requires a magnifying glass?, posted on February 20, 2017 at 16:37:04
ecl876
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I have an iPad and can easily enlarge it with my fingers. I was just wondering why everything is so tiny.

 

Are you using a tablet of other apple device?, posted on February 20, 2017 at 17:40:56
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The issue is one thread that has tailed off the side of the page. Some browsers, typically Apple's, will shrink the page to fit the width of the device rather than extending a scroll bar at the bottom of the page.

Once that thread rolls over to the next page, your problem will be solved.

This is the problem child.

-Rod

 

RE: Are you using a tablet of other apple device?, posted on February 20, 2017 at 17:57:21
zacster
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I think this is the reason, scroll to the bottom of the main page:

This site optimised for 640x480 using ALynx, a ASCII-Web-Browser for Amiga,

I gave the developer of a web-based tool in my office a really hard time when he optimized his pages for 4x3 screens. His response was that it needed to be usable by all employees. 95% of the office already had widescreens by then and even all of those were replaced three years ago. Only now are they redeveloping the front end for 16x9. Never build anything without the ability to adopt the latest technology. My current display is 5120x2880.

 

This site optimised for 640x480 using ALynx. That's a joke, son...., posted on February 20, 2017 at 20:02:32
Rod M
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But it also means that if it ran on a 640x480 screen using ALynx, it will surely run on a 5120x2880 screen.

Right now, we're working on getting it equally as splendid on your big screen and an iPhone.

-Rod

 

RE: Are you using a tablet of other apple device?, posted on February 23, 2017 at 12:48:08
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Designing a web site for a specific screen aspect ratio is dumb. Browser windows come in all shapes and sizes.

Do you run your browser full screen on a 5120x2880 display?

I pretty much never browse full screen on a laptop or desktop, only on mobile devices. On my laptop, my browser window is usually close to square. On my desktop, it is often taller than it is wide. iPads are 4:3. Most phones are 16:9, but people browse in portrait orientation more often than landscape.


 

RE: Why is this the only asylum that requires a magnifying glass?, posted on February 24, 2017 at 14:20:46
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I use a pc and once I upgraded to Windows 10, the font problem improved.

 

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