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Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 14 months ago

#7296 reopened defect (bug)

Admin CSS uses px instead of em

Reported by: noel Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: ui, accessibility Cc:


There are quite a few places where we could be using ems instead of pixels for font sizes. Support has a ticket wondering why we took this route. Despite pixels being fine in most browsers, IE botches them and doesn't let you resize them!

Best practice: http://alistapart.com/articles/howtosizetextincss

Change History (4)

comment:1 @matt7 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

No momentum or patches here, closing, but open to a new ticket for new design.

comment:2 @jacobsantos7 years ago

  • Milestone 2.7 deleted

comment:3 @GrahamArmfield14 months ago

  • Focuses accessibility added
  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Severity changed from minor to normal
  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Type changed from enhancement to defect (bug)

Whilst this is an old ticket it is still true in the new 'MP6' admin introduced in 3.8. I have tested it in Internet Explorer 10 on a Windows 7 machine, and it's impossible to change the font size in any of the admin screens.

In IE to change just the text size go to View -> Text size.

This is important for people with poor eyesight who wish to enlarge the text, but not to zoom - which makes everything bigger, but introduces horizontal scroll bars.

comment:4 @SergeyBiryukov14 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Administration
  • Focuses ui added
  • Milestone set to Awaiting Review
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