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Making it fit with Browser Zoom!

I never use Browser Zoom, but now I had a reason. At first this blog seemed to fit very well in the new theme, but since then I noticed a couple of limitations that got in the way.

The first is the drop-down menu at the top. The fact that it remains fixed certainly has advantages, but it also has the disadvantage that if a dropdown is too long, you will not be able to access the bottom part of it.

This was the case with one of my sites – Challenge of Democracy.

Eleven of the pages were available, but the 12th was masked by the “Follow” button, and it would be easy to click on the wrong thing.. Of the remaining 2 pages there was no sign at all, and no way of getting one – or was there?

Enter the Browser Zoom Facility!

Hold down the “Alt” key, and scroll the mouse forward and back. Forward will increase size (Zoom in), and backward will decrease (Zoom out).

Alternatively, hold down the “Alt” key and press ‘+’ or ‘-“.

Please note that this doesn’t work with all browsers! Chrome, Firefox and Opera are fine, but older browsers may not have a zoom function. To cope with this, I have added page-to-page navigation, so now you only need to click on the links at the bottom of each page to navigate forward or backwards.

While installing the navigation links, I noticed a severe problem. The table on the ‘Accuracy’ page was completely wrong. I tried making corrections, but the system was not responding to changes to the ‘table’ set-up. This was strange, as the table on the Comparison chart was functioning normally.

I found later that the table had been corrupted, and replaced it with a picture that shows the same content as the original table.
This –
wrong
is now back to this –
right
Apart from a glitch in the page addressing, and one of my own typo’s, it all went in smoothly, but I had learned something new:-

You really should do a periodic check to make sure that you are still displaying what you intended.

This data was 7 years old, and I have no way of knowing how long it had been wrong.