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[resolved] whole site is smaller by a few pixels (13 posts)

  1. Ry L
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have been working on a website for fun, and noticed that between chrome and safari, the chrome version looked a little smaller....everything was rendered smaller...I just chalked it up to it being a chrome vs safari difference.

    I recently created another wordpress installation as a testing ground and copied all the theme files from one to the other and noticed that the new site is perfect, so it's not a chrome issue after all.

    I don't know why or how this is happening. Even the fixed bar across the top when logged into wordpress are two different sizes depending on which site i'm on.

    Could anybody point out what is causing this on chrome? On safari for example, they're identical. I wouldn't think it'd have to do with the css or theme files because i just copied them from one site to the other

    first (weird) site at summified.com
    test site at test.summified.com

    (oh, and i'm specifically using chrome on windows)

    Thanks

  2. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The only difference I can see is that Safari has a larger browser toolbar than Chrome, so the content gets shifted down a few pixels.

    Which browser versions are you working on?
    It's definitely the website labelled as "weird" that has the issue?

  3. Ry L
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yeah, if i open up both sites side by side on Chrome, on Windows.... the two sites render at different sizes. Safari is fine.

  4. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hang on, which browser is it bugging in?

  5. Ry L
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Chrome

  6. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you using the latest version? If not, which?

  7. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And I'm not sure whether you're aware of this, sorry to sound patronising, but different browsers read websites differently. So it shouldn't be surprising if one website displays it different to another.

    The usual course of action is checking whether there are any obvious validation errors that could be causing it.

  8. Ry L
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, version 26.0.1410.43 m
    What's weird is that each site looks different on Chrome, but they should be the same. I also tried doing a hard reset dumping the cache and everything. Are you seeing the same thing? Does the test site look different than the "weird" site when using Chrome for both?

  9. Ry L
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the validation thing, i'll look at it.
    I do realize that browsers render things differently...but what's buggging me is that these two sites should be the same, but they're not. Same browser, and (as far as I thought) same site.

  10. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you seeing the same thing?

    Sorry, no, I was doing the wrong thing. I had misunderstood the issue. I was comparing Chrome to safari.

    I opened both sites up in the latest Chrome and couldn't find a size difference. Are you sure both browsers/websites have the same zoom (CTRL + 0)?

  11. Ry L
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    oh my goodness...that fixed it

    hahahaha.

    Thanks so much...

    Maybe while you're here...why would the zoom stick around? I must've accidently changed it months ago, and even between restarts of my computer, and closing the browser page, emptying cache, updating the browser... it STILL remembered the zoom level of that particular site? Geez...

  12. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    why would the zoom stick around?

    Probably Chrome trying to be clever. It sticks to the websites even when you leave them and come back. Might be localstorage.

    At least you weren't having a CTRL + ALT + ↓ issue.

  13. Ry L
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks so much. Simple problem, but man, was it driving me nuts.

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