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  1. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've tried to browse around the posts to see if I could figure this out on my own, but it has become increasingly frustrating and I'm feeling dumber by the moment.

    Whenever I make a post to our site, the font size is a bit too large, I'm thinking it's set to 14 or more. Then, if someone were to leave their comment, their font size is even larger, maybe 16. I fotched around with style.css and didn't get to the right code line or it's not there, or I'm an idiot. I want the general font size for the content of our pages to be defaulted at 10px. Up to this point, I've had to go into each post and modify the html font tag to change it. Please advise. Thank you.

    I'm using the cnnesque theme and my blog is at http://www.IndieRetailer.com/home.php for reference.

    Best Regards,

    John

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

  3. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    cool. what do i win?

  4. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I hope it's enough money to pay someone to fix this mess I've created.

  5. SyncMaster
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    238 errors :O:O:O
    B/W the font size is fine with me in firefox. If you are on I.E, make sure the default font size is set to "Medium" in your browser settings (View>Text Size>).

  6. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The font size is fine now because I would constantly go in and change the html in each post to bring it down. By default, it's too large.

  7. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Seriously, I'd start by wading into that validation link given a few posts back. Clean things up a bit.

  8. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks anyway. That's not the issue. How about staying on topic, please.

  9. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    "Thanks anyway. That's not the issue. How about staying on topic, please."

    hahahha. I love that. did you just come here asking foir help cuz I sure missed it???

    How bout this, Seriously, I'd start by wading into that validation link given a few posts back. Clean things up a bit.

    Even if thats NOT the source of your problem, it will HELP anyone trying to HELP you to figure it out.

    That or you might want to S-E-A-R-C-H, there have been plenty of similar threads.

    Have a nice day :)

    It must be REALLLLY tough to help people day in and day out here, especially with the odd combination of arrogance and helplessness people exhibit. Thank God i'm not Podz.

    I owe macmanx a H U G E apology.

  10. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, I'm asking for help.... with the font issue. Nothing else. I'll worry about the other stuff later. One issue at a time. Except, it seems everyone wants to address anything besides what's being asked, and in a rather arrogant way at that.

    I'm not denying the other mess, but I also know that it's unrelated to what I'm asking.

    So, I'll ask again. Please.

    John

  11. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My last reply to this thread, since Im admittedly a thread killer : NO-ONE responded to your question arrogantly, they looked at the first thing you should have checked -- and your surprise indicates that you didnt. Nuff said.

  12. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    "Wow - you may have the record! :>)"

    "238 errors :O:O:O"

    "hahahha. I love that. did you just come here asking foir help cuz I sure missed it???"

    "That or you might want to S-E-A-R-C-H, there have been plenty of similar threads."

    "Have a nice day :)

    It must be REALLLLY tough to help people day in and day out here, especially with the odd combination of arrogance and helplessness people exhibit. Thank God i'm not Podz.

    I owe macmanx a H U G E apology."

    None of this looks arrogant to you? Well, it sure comes across that way on this end. I've already admitted to trying to "S-E-A-R-C-H" on the topic and haven't found anything specific to be helpful. I didn't come here to be a di**, nor did I come here to be treated like one. It sure is easy to spout off in a thread. Give me a F'ing break! I doubt you'd react the same way in person.

    If you're going to be helpful, then please do so. Otherwise, why start a pissing contest?

  13. Bodhipaksa
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'd (nonarrogantly) suggest that you try fixing the validation errors on your site. It's quite likely that something in that mess is screwing your font size up.

  14. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you, Haeccieity. I appreciate the non-degrading approach. O.k., it appears that (and unfortunately, I don't know the difference) all of the errors are HTML conflicts with XHTML. In which case I wouldn't know where to begin.

    So, here's yet another approach. I have wanted to clear up those issues, I just didn't think it would be a priority seeing as how the site functions otherwise. However, if the concensus thinks that those HTML/XHTML issues should be first. I would be willing to pay a modest amount (I'd be willing to pay a lot if I had it) to anyone who would be willing to take on this project if I were to allow access to my FTP and resolve all issues.

    Anyone care to bid?

  15. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh, there is NO doubt I replied arrogantly. Tit for tat, as we say -- after all, I WAS replying to you.

    As for the others, they werent arrogant, you JUST took it that way, maybe because they didnt handwalk you through a solution, maybe because they made emoticons (OMG!!) at your validation errors.

    Helpful, apparantly, for you suggests that someone should wade through what basically amounts to a clusterfuck of problems to GIVE you a solution -- guess what, thats something you can do. Right?

    Heres a hint, the answer is IN the search results, and since I was able to find it, I'll assume you can as well.

  16. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What the hell. Ya know, Whooami? On another day, I might continue this, and escalate it, and maybe even invite you to put up your dukes.

    Today, I'll take the high road and assume that because of the sometimes difficulty in interpreting intent of the written word, I'll assume everyone here had my best interest in mind, apologize, and thank you all.

    However, perhaps I am a bit spoiled in dealing with other forums where people are a bit more detailed (even to the point of hand-holding through an issue). Perhaps I mistakenly anticipated the same sense of community here.

    O.k., so I was wrong. Again, I didn't come to ruffle feathers, make enemies, etc... I'm not interested in expending the energy to banter venom back and forth. I'm just looking for some help. Not even necessarily a 'hand-out', I'm willing to pay if that's what it takes. I just want my problems resolved. Some I can resolve on my own. When I can't, I'm not too proud to ask for help. I just don't appreciate being laughed at or ridiculed (my perception perhaps, but none-the-less...).

  17. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Font size looks fine to me in Firefox 1.5.0.2. Not sure what the problem is.
    Oh, BTW, just ignore whooami.

  18. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    NuclearMoose, Thank you. The font size looks o.k. now because I've gone in after each post and added a <font> tag to the HTML to reduce the size. I'd like to know how to set the default font to 10pt for content and comments.

  19. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Let's focus on the font issues - and please, everybody, stop the personal comments. Can we?

    Indie, are you by any chance copy/pasting text into your posts while using the wysiwyg editor? That might explain why the font size is not consistent with the values set in the stylesheet.

  20. petit
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    IndieRetailer: It went a bit hot in your thread, admittedly.
    It usually doesn't and something triggered it. Maybe some folks found you a bit stubborn, when you dismissed the proposals to wade through all that validation stuff.
    You have shown some patience with that and rightfully so, as this is a friendly community.

    Now to the theme of this thread:
    It's a bit difficult to see what exactly is the problem, as you correct the posts.

    I think one of your problems is that you are using <font> tags in your posts. It's perfectly valid HTML.
    But it's not valid XHTML, which your document header says.
    This may upset some browsers.

    Styling should be done by your Stylesheet ( CSS rules ).
    Your theme includes all your posts in <div class="postcontent">, but your Stylesheet
    doesn't set a rule for that class. Instead it sets the font-size to 12 pixels for the <body> tag.

    Then your posts uses <font size=2>.
    In other words, your font size is set in more than one place.

    My advice would be to get rid of all font tags in your posts and add a rule to your Stylesheet that says
    .postcontent{ font-size:10px;}

    As you are using <p> for paragraphs in your posts, it may be `.postcontent p{ font-size:10px;}.

    You may have to experiment with the settings.
    If you find a solution, please post it here.

    Good luck!

  21. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Add to moshu's question: are you by chance copy n pasting from something like Word if you're copy n pasting at all? That would perhaps make things ten times worse....

  22. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks folks, I appreciate the input.

    Originally, I was not copy and pasting which is when I first discovered the WP was kinda doing odd things with the text. I then started copying and pasting from WordPad, but using the desired font and size hoping if any formatting was going to carry over, it would at least be as desired.

    However, I don't think our posters are copying and pasting for their comments and those tend to be quite large.

    I have generated the Header in FrontPage in HTML for our logo image and buttons which is, I'd imagine, generating all of the XHTML errors in validation. I need that header to be consistent throughout my site and I'm not sure how to do it otherwise. Apparently, WP doesn't like it.

    I'll need to take some time to make the adjustments 'petit' is suggesting, but those seem to make sense and are within my capabilities.

    I'd still like to extend an offer to anyone who wants to take this on. I may have created more of a monster to tame myself and am willing to part with a few-hard earned to get it under control.

    Again, thanks for the help.

  23. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, good luck with it. I honestly don't have the time to take on a "tame the FrontPage monster" project, though by this time I'm very adept at it (I have one client who lives and dies by FP, and who calls me all the time to fix her problems created by FP - but who refuses to use anything else. *shrug* As long as she pays me....)

    And yes, I do believe that using FP for that logo and buttons is the culprit. I understand why it's used, but honestly, it creates more problems than it solves.

    Tell you what, if no one can help you within the next couple of weeks, post back and say so - by the middle of the month I might have enough time to look it over and see if I can whang it into shape. I realize that's not probably a great timeframe for you, but right now that's the best I can do....

  24. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    vkaryl,

    Thank you very much for dropping by with your encouragement and offer. I certainly understand busy: full time job in law enforcement, wife, 5 year-old son and 2 year-old twin boys, retail business, and about a half dozen web projects....

    A couple of weeks goes by as if it didn't happen. I don't have a problem waiting. Fortunately, aside from the font issues in the blog, the site functions as it should and I can adjust anything that bugs otherwise. Overall, I'd rather a clean and smooth running site and would appreciate the help getting there.

    I'm not a die-hard FP guy. It's just what I've learned a few years ago and stuck with it for the sake of time. This is the first project where I've had to mix HTML with XHTML and PHP. I have Dreamweaver MX, just haven't had time to crack the box yet. Suppose I should make time soon.

    Thanks again.

  25. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay, if a couple of weeks isn't a problem for you, then here's what you can do....

    Download from your site the theme folder that's got everything in it that's not working. Zip it, and email me (vkaryl *at* bytehaven *dot* com - replace the obfuscatory bits) how large the zip is (I'm on dialup, so we might have to consult about how to get it without my connection choking and so on).

    And I'll look at it as soon as I can wiggle a few minutes between now and the 15th or thereabouts.

  26. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Will do. Thanks again.

  27. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was going to jump in here and offer my services - but I'm glad I read through to the end of the posts! Have at it, vkaryl :)

  28. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Heh - well, if I get stuck I'll holler at you for help, how's that?

  29. IndieRetailer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks also, ladydelaluna, I appreciate your offer and will keep it in mind.

  30. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    :) sounds good to me vkaryl :)

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