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highpockets wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:23 pm
Are we still limited to 2MB files sizes?
Hi highpockets.

We have increased the maximum file size limit to 6MB. Use it wisely :D

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The new forum is quicker.
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Post by Jan.vanderlinden »

Yep,, Im 70 also.
And I also have the floaters.
But with the other people saying pretty much the same thing, I can't be too far off the mark. (if I could see the mark) :lol:
No, I don't want neon lettering.
Just a bit more contrast.
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Im liking what I see so far...nice!
Now to go "explore" some more.....
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I run my monitors at 1920x1080. There seems to be a lot of empty space on the left and right.

Compare the Vectric forum to the ShopBot forum regarding screen layout.
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I agree with the OLD EYES syndrome. Bolder, and a different color would help me too.

Thank you for the improvements. Glad we have a company that does make true improvements.
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Rcnewcomb wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:32 pm
There seems to be a lot of empty space on the left and right.
I would counter with: there seems to be a lot of empty space in the centre of the Shopbot forum page. :)

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1) Agree with adze_cnc

2) As an ol fart, agree with Leo. What millennial focus group picked the colors? It sure wasn't the 55+ group that seems to be the major portion of the US user group.

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This is starting to remind me of the conversation that takes place every morning around 9 AM down at the local Waffle House.

I guess I am not seeing what other folks are seeing? Or maybe I am seeing what they are not? Here is a screen shot of my screen as I type:
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Running 1920X1080.

The zoom in the browser is set to 110%, so the side margins get a bit bigger at 100%.

To me, what I am seeing on the screen looks like what is on a type written page with the exception of the font being a bit bigger than normally seen on a typed page. Nothing looks washed out here or is difficult to read.

One other thing I like that I discovered when I attached the pic is that it is easier now. None of this picking a file, uploading it, then placing it inline. It uploads it immediately now so that is a step we no longer have to do.

My advice is that if your page looks really narrow and the type is small try adjusting the settings in your browser. I use Chrome, when I set it to 125% the page fills the screen right to left. So those margins are more a part of your browser settings than the forum. Just did some checking, Chrome sets the zoom scale on a per website basis evidently. So if I have this forum at 125% I can set another site to some other zoom factor and it remembers which is which. Did not realize that until now, thought the zoom controlled every site no matter what.
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highpockets wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:16 pm
I really like the new way of viewing multiple pictures in a post, great improvement....
I like this feature, too. However, it doesn’t work on my iPhone 6s - cannot swipe to next photo - I still have to go back to select each photo to view full size.

No problem on my desktops and laptops - can use the arrow keys to go to next and previous photos like a slideshow.
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I agree the readability of the new layout is not as good as the old. I ran the foreground and background colours for posts (both white background and off-grey ones) through: https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/ a contrast checker. They do register 5.xx to 1 which is above the recommended minimum of 4.50 to 1.

Having said that there is room for great improvement. The base foreground colour in the file base.css file (#333333), which gets over-ridden by a value (#535353) in the colours.css file, has a contrast score of 20.29 to 1 on the grey background and 21.1 to 1 on the white background.

My suggestion would be for the Vectric folk to use the base #333333 instead of the #535353. My other suggestion would be to use Verdana instead of Arial as the default typeface as Verdana has a greater x-height which improves readability.

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I am older as well (67). I would prefer more of a contrast as well. My sincere thanks to the Vectric staff for this forum. And to all of the folks that help others by answering questions.

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The forum appears bright white on my monitors which is a little painful to look at. Would also prefer a different color option for the background. I like the other changes, but the white is jarring.
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I don't have readability issues with the new forum and my eyes aren't exactly the best. Was having issues uploading pics, that changed a bit but I figured it out. All in all will just take a little while to get used to, change rarely ever comes easy.

Long ago I stopped receiving notifications of thread replies all of the sudden, don't know why as nothing changed figured it must be an ISP issue, now I am receiving notifications for the first time in over a year so something must have been reset or something.
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