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Cesy ([personal profile] cesy) wrote in [site community profile] dw_dev2016-02-20 05:14 pm
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Chrome on Android's font boost

There are certain pages that are unreadable in parts in Chrome on Android, including anything in format=light or more importantly site style. Mobile Chrome has a "feature" called font boost, where any paragraph over a certain length gets enlarged, leaving the rest of the site too small to read. This frequently applies, for example, to a journal post with comments. This is a problem. It applies both to any link from www.dreamwidth.org/mobile/read, and also to following a link from an email notification to a journal post where someone has chosen to display journal entries in site style, which is something I like to do quite often on my phone.

Is there any good way to improve this? Stackoverflow has various hacky CSS fixes, like setting the max-height for the page to something large, but ideally we'd want to limit it to Chrome on Android rather having unintended effects in other browsers.

Is this a valid bug to log, since it makes Dreamwidth pages unreadable on Chrome on Android, or should it go via suggestions since it's mitigating for Google's broken system?
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[personal profile] momijizukamori 2016-02-21 04:23 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm. If a fix is possible that doesn't actually show to users, it's probably best for a plain bug fix, though it should probably be okayed by a staff someone. Stuff that would noticably change how stuff looks (other than fixing this thing) probably does need to go through suggestions.

Poking the internet about it, it looks like the max-height thing is basically the only fix, and browser targeting tends to not really work (other than whacky IE-related stuff, anyway) - but if the height is sufficiently large, it should look the same to other users. Google seems to be of the opinion that it's working as intended.
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[staff profile] denise 2016-02-21 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)

Yes, go ahead and open an issue, assuming the fix won't make it look fucked to other mobile devices!