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  1. elbmek's Avatar
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    Changes To Basic Windows - Online Sites


    For nearly the past 3 decades I have been working on Web Sites that honour WW2, in various aspects, local history of both where I grew up and where I now live, I have travelled hundreds of miles taking images as well as collecting images sent to me from all over the world, I have had requests from Governments all over, to copy my work, always agreed, into Armed Forces journals online.

    I have images and information that has not been generally known, if at all, and even Top Secret info from WW2. And yet, in the past few months I have seen pages online that have become barely legible. I find myself having to spend hours trawling through hundreds of pages and info trying to remake it legible.

    Why? Is Windows now only suitable for specific vistas of view? Is win 10 trying to kill off pc machines and large monitors to suit damn mobile phones? All nearly 30 years of work seems to be going down the black hole of Microsoft 're evaluation' of visuals. I feel at this moment that I have totally wasted my time for nearly 3 decades and would have been better playing online games or walking the dog!!

    I am 70.5 years of age and am delighted to share info to whoever wants it. But when I am gone, so will all my hard work. I have incorporated into my sites/pages viewing figures and most have plummeted over the past 2-3 years. Now my question: are mobile phones taking over from pcs? Do they represent the death of the internet as we knew it?

    Has my sites, via Microsoft Expression and Filezilla, been a bloody waste of my life?

    Edit: to save you all reading through the posts the fault was in my monitor, reset it and all became clear as the actress said to the bishop!
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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    I know you're angry, but can you provide some examples so we can see what you're talking about?

    What is it about the images you post that are now barely legible? Provide a link or three.

    I run my own web site on my own hardware and have since 2000 and I'm not seeing what you are seeing but I'm interested in it so more info would be great.
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  3. mngerhold's Avatar
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    elbmek said:
    in the past few months I have seen pages online that have become barely legible.
    I think some examples would help us understand your problem - and do you mean pages on your web site or others?
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  4. elbmek's Avatar
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    its not an image problem its the text. Here is a sample of what was an easy to read page with medium sized (14) text and black. This is on a 28 inch screen and the text has shrunk, by itself. I do have the text actually on my screen fixed somehow night mode was on, not be me either.

    Changes To Basic Windows - Online Sites-sc-ww2.jpg
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  5. Posts : 1,721
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    First of all, terrific work ! Your dedication to history shows through brilliantly and photos are great.
    This is what I see from one of your pages. Font appears to be 12 but anyone can zoom, as necessary. Does it look alright if you widen view to get rid of black bars on sides ?
    Changes To Basic Windows - Online Sites-screenshot_1.jpg

    I see this from download of your picture at 100%. Perfectly readable, to me. May be browser issue (can't see what you're using), adjusting to fit page. I'm using Edge with Zoom Page WE add-on
    Changes To Basic Windows - Online Sites-screenshot_2.jpg
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  6. Ztruker's Avatar
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    I use Seamonkey, a Mozilla based browser and it looks okay to me as well, though the font is small, but readable, images are fine. About the same in New Edge, somewhat better in IE.

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  7. Callender's Avatar
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    Suggest: In Vivaldi reset zoom.

    Changes To Basic Windows - Online Sites-zoom.jpg

    Then try resetting fonts and limiting minimum font size.


    Changes To Basic Windows - Online Sites-vivaldi-settings_-display-all-vivaldi.jpg

    Also try adding this extension:

    Font Rendering Enhancer - Chrome Web Store
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  8. elbmek's Avatar
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    mrgeek said:
    First of all, terrific work ! Your dedication to history shows through brilliantly and photos are great.
    This is what I see from one of your pages. Font appears to be 12 but anyone can zoom, as necessary. Does it look alright if you widen view to get rid of black bars on sides ?
    Changes To Basic Windows - Online Sites-screenshot_1.jpg

    I see this from download of your picture at 100%. Perfectly readable, to me. May be browser issue (can't see what you're using), adjusting to fit page. I'm using Edge with Zoom Page WE add-on
    Changes To Basic Windows - Online Sites-screenshot_2.jpg
    I changed it this afternoon by making it bold. Yes it is 12. Browser is Vivaldi but it was fine until recently. I just checked a page which I have not yet altered in IE, same result, light and 'faded'. I wonder if my copy of Expression 4 needs re installing??? I do it for fun, all at my own expense. Not sure why print in second example goes off at the right, it does not in reality.

    Call: tried as you suggested made no difference to text. I also installed Font enhancer in Chrome then looked at site in Chrome. The text is marginally clearer but still that 'faded' black when it should be as it is here, in here, and now.

    Thought: when I build the site in Expression 4, I limit the table to 60% - deliberately so that tablets and laptops can read it - at least thats my reasoning. Because I use a 28 inch monitor. Should I leave it at 100%? I dont know the science behind all this. But what is really puzzling me is that it been good for all this time and now phutt!

    I had to do a restart too just now, as all typing was frozen on me in here no response from keyboard.
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  9. bro67's Avatar
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    mngerhold said:
    I think some examples would help us understand your problem - and do you mean pages on your web site or others?
    I looked at the site and it really needs to be put together as a flip book as what Hypercard was used for on Mac OS back in the day. It is a site issue in how it was put together and not made for different devicea.
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