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[resolved] Blog looks tiny on one of my computer displays (20 posts)

  1. sbilheimer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am new to this and just installed a style. It looks perfect on two of my monitor. But on one other one, it is tiny in width. What am I doing wrong? The URL is http://www.premenopausesupport.com/blog.

    Thanks for your help. Susan

  2. sbilheimer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  3. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What resolutions are all the monitors running -- are they the same?

  4. sbilheimer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm at 1280x768 and it looks fine. The problem one is 1024 x 768, but the other good one is at 1024 x 768 too

  5. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    you have to be confused... it's got to be the 1280 x 768 that's tiny... and the two at 1024 x 768 are okay.

    it's beyond unlikely that the same resolution on the same kind of computer is going to produce two different outputs.

  6. sbilheimer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nope. I'm looking at the resolution on my computer right now. It's a Sony Vaio with 17" screen. It's definitely 1280 x 768. And yes, I just checked again and the Gateway 19" monitor is set at 1024x768 and displays fine.

    But the Dell monitor that's 19" also is set at 1024 x 768 and that is the one that is displaying tiny.

    The weird thing is that the ONLY site that looks that way on that monitor is my blog.

  7. sbilheimer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I even just changed themes to test it. It's as if it's just screenshots of the blog. I wouldn't care except I'm worried there is some weird glitch that will show up on other monitors. Thanks

  8. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    take a screenshot & post the JPG
    I would like to see what this looks like in tiny!

    What browsers are you using on the 3 computers?

    ll: "it's beyond unlikely that the same resolution on the same kind of computer is going to produce two different outputs"

    Don't forget: different OS, different browsers, different color depth, different Text-Size setting, different kind or age of monitor, settings over-riding a stylesheet... Many scenarios in which 2 computers will show a website differently.

  9. BigDog
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Are you by chance viewing this in IE 7 maybe in the little thumbnails view they have?

    I think they call it quick tabs....

  10. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yes, dgold - and how often do you know of people using ALL those different settings as personal preferences?

    must you follow me around these forums and correct EVERYTHING i ever say? even when it's not really incorrect?

  11. sbilheimer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    small one - 24 bit (nothing higher available) 6.0 Explorer. Mine (looks fins) is 32 bit IE 6.0.
    I took a screenshot but don't see an option to upload a file here.

    Plus, it isn't a thumbnail as it has the correct height. Just the width is squished.

    Thanks Susan

  12. sbilheimer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oops. No fish :). I meant mine looks fine (not "fins.")

  13. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Susan - you can't upload them here - you'll have to host it yourself and give us the link...

    Note - I'm looking at it on a 17" Dell flatscreen at 1024 and it looks fine to me as well, using WinXP, and either firefox or IE

  14. sbilheimer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Here is a web page with both the bad and good screenshots:
    http://www.perimenopausesupport.com/bad_image.htm

    Thanks

  15. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    it appears perhaps your Text Size is set strangely

    there are at least 2 places this could happen

    in IE, i think it is View > Text Size

    in Windows generally, Control Panel > Appearance Properties > Font Size

  16. sbilheimer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OHMYGOD! That was it! :) He had his text size set to smaller. But I still don't understand why all other websites, etc., didn't shrink. Is there a setting in my blog I need to change???? Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would start by changing your "IE" setting to Firefox :)

    http://www.getfirefox.com/

    Then you can press Control-Plus or Control-Minus to change the font size anytime you like, easy and kind of neat looking.

    ===========

    ll said "must you follow me around these forums and correct EVERYTHING i ever say? "

    I'm sorry if I came across as correcting you. I was just trying to suggest another possible solution, and give my points about other factors besides resolution that can make a webpage look different. In my experience webpages look different in many ways on many computers. As you can see in this case, he didn't need to change ALL those settings, just 1 setting was changed to have a different result.

    The purpose of the forum is for community members to give support & constructive answers.

  18. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    you're right, it is.
    but that doesn't mean to give support in such a way that it negates what someone else has said.

    and this wasn't the first time you've done it.

    i apologize for getting snippy about it, but a girl can only take so much. and i'd had it.

  19. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If I replied to you previously, I don't recall. I am not following you. I don't want to argue, nor engage in off topic banter. I am here to talk about WordPress solutions and options, strictly. I'm sorry if any of my comments came across as personally directed at you. They were not intended that way, rather only to address the subjectmatter of the thread. Code is poetry, all that jazz.

    I believe this thread is resolved.

  20. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    >>OHMYGOD! That was it! :) He had his text size set to smaller. But I still don't understand why all other websites, etc., didn't shrink.<<

    If the one computer had the font size changed to smaller, then that's why only his computer had small text. That's all there is to it.

    No, there's not a setting you should change in your blog to prevent this - messing with the ability for a person to come along and change the font size in their browser is a no-no. Some people *like* tiny text (I am one of them), and some people can't read text if it's too small, so they supersize it.

    Your site is fine the way it is, I wouldn't worry about it :)

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