On 2/8/2009 7:14 PM, flyguy wrote:
> Mark Hansen wrote:
>> On 02/07/09 23:29, Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>> flyguy wrote:
>>>> This site
>>>> http://www.sciencedebate2008.com/www/index.php
>>>> displays very poorly. The menu bar is fine, but the rest of it is mostly 
>>>> off-screen to the right. There is no horizontal scroll bar, so it's 
>>>> impossible to read. My other computer with SM 1.1.14 does the same 
>>>> thing; IE 7 displays it properly.
>>>> I've tried disabling McAfee security, allowing all cookies, popups and 
>>>> images, but no joy. My useragent strings are
>>>> general.useragent.extra.Firefox  Firefox/2.0
>>>> general.useragent.extra.seamonkey  SeaMonkey/1.1.14
>>>> Any suggestions?
>>> it looks the same to me in IE7 as it does in SM 1.1.14.
>>> Perhaps the suggestions here might help:
>>> http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Websites+look+wrong
>>> If not, then post a screenshot of what you see, cause I 
>>> sure don't see anything wrong.
>> Using SeaMonkey 1.1.13 on Linux, if I just increase the font size a
>> little, everything gets hosed. Try Ctrl+Plus a couple or three times
>> and you should see it.
> Bingo! My minimum font size (Appearance|Fonts|Minimum) was set to 12. 
> Setting to 11 and everything is in place and looking good. I've never 
> come across a site that was so sensitive to font size; ocasionally, 
> enlarging the font might overlap some text or put a few characters on 
> the border where they are a little harder to read. But, to have 90% of 
> the page disappear off to the right is unprecedented for me!
> As noted, three ctrl+ and 90% of the page jumps a page width or so the 
> right. That's with the minimum font size set to 11.

That indicates that (as I commented elsewhere in this thread) the page
was designed for a very specific resolution, window size, and font size.
 On that subject, see
<http://www.coedu.usf.edu/it/resources/WWWDESG_1.htm#Page>, and

David E. Ross

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