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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 12:36 #110125
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I have a 13" MacBook Pro and the SimSig website is misbehaving. With my browser window taking up the full width of the screen the "Welcome to SimSig" banner is displayed below the left-hand column, and links in that left-hand column don't work.




When I stretch the window so it's bigger than the screen everything lines up properly so I guess there is something not quite right with the website code.

I don't have this issue on my desktop PC which has a larger screen.




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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 14:09 #110128
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It'll be down to your screen resolution. Are you sure it's set up properly ?
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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 14:18 #110129
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Yes, it's set properly. And I didn't have this problem whenI last logged into SimSig three months ago so something has changed on the website since then.


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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 15:30 #110131
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KymriskaDraken in post 110129 said:
Yes, it's set properly. And I didn't have this problem whenI last logged into SimSig three months ago so something has changed on the website since then.


Kev
I suspect your resolution or DPI settings aren't right. Nothings changed on the site.

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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 15:32 #110132
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headshot119 in post 110131 said:
KymriskaDraken in post 110129 said:
Yes, it's set properly. And I didn't have this problem whenI last logged into SimSig three months ago so something has changed on the website since then.


Kev
I suspect your resolution or DPI settings aren't right. Nothings changed on the site.
I can't see how a screen resolution setting would make a link work when the window is large, but stop it from working when in a smaller window.

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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 16:07 #110133
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Seeing the same as Kev on an old HP Netbook, 10" screen (1024 x 600px), Windows 10 32 bit, Firefox and MS Edge.
"I drink to make other people seem more interesting." - George Jean Nathan, (14/02/1882 - 08/04/1958), American author, editor, and drama critic
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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 16:09 #110134
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It's caused by having a viewport width between 992px and 1199 px
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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 16:11 #110135
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headshot119 in post 110131 said:
KymriskaDraken in post 110129 said:
Yes, it's set properly. And I didn't have this problem whenI last logged into SimSig three months ago so something has changed on the website since then.


Kev
I suspect your resolution or DPI settings aren't right. Nothings changed on the site.

In the end, that doesn't really matter, though, does it? The page layout is currently broken for certain browser window widths, which for some people also happens to be their preferred (maximised?) browser window width.
Mantis #17167 might be sort of relevant here.

Two million people attempt to use Birmingham's magnificent rail network every year, with just over a million of them managing to get further than Smethwick.
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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 16:30 #110136
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Jan in post 110135 said:
headshot119 in post 110131 said:
KymriskaDraken in post 110129 said:
Yes, it's set properly. And I didn't have this problem whenI last logged into SimSig three months ago so something has changed on the website since then.


Kev
I suspect your resolution or DPI settings aren't right. Nothings changed on the site.

In the end, that doesn't really matter, though, does it? The page layout is currently broken for certain browser window widths, which for some people also happens to be their preferred (maximised?) browser window width.
Mantis #17167 might be sort of relevant here.
Yes, that mantis report nails it. All we need now is for Geoff to fix it. It's not good if the site's homepage doesn't work correctly.


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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 17:52 #110141
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Chrome seems to be the new Internet Explorer for doing things "differently" Even extremely simple questions of the browser like "how wide am I" returns vastly different numbers (not single digits but triple) in different browsers.

We're aware of it but don't yet have a solution. Ultimately it'll probably be nasty logic like "if Chrome then X otherwise Y".

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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 18:29 #110142
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Not sure of the underlying technology for Chrome and whether it is shared with other browsers but FF and MS Edge are both showing the same incorrect behaviour on a 1024 x 600 screen.
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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 18:41 #110143
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Jan in post 110135 said:
headshot119 in post 110131 said:
KymriskaDraken in post 110129 said:
Yes, it's set properly. And I didn't have this problem whenI last logged into SimSig three months ago so something has changed on the website since then.


Kev
I suspect your resolution or DPI settings aren't right. Nothings changed on the site.

In the end, that doesn't really matter, though, does it? The page layout is currently broken for certain browser window widths, which for some people also happens to be their preferred (maximised?) browser window width.
Mantis #17167 might be sort of relevant here.
Initially I will try and help a user find a useable workaround to a problem. Then I'll look at how the issue can be permanently fixed.

The fact it used to work for kev but now doesn't was pointing to a change in either window width, screen resolution, or DPI settings. As I'm aware the transition point hasn't changed in a while.

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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 19:15 #110144
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This behaviour has always happened on iPad using Safari or Chrome app using desktop view. Put it down to iPad screen resolution.
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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 22:43 #110155
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Similarly, restricting my Firefox browser window to one half of my screen (1920px wide) results in poor behaviour by the Simsig site, with the top navigation bar permanently overlapping certain parts of the website (e.g. the "Upcoming Games" title is almost completely hidden).

As several have mentioned, this isn't new behaviour, except maybe for Kev, although I'm not sure he claimed it used to work on his Macbook?

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Website on computers with smaller screens 08/07/2018 at 23:04 #110157
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Danny252 in post 110155 said:
Similarly, restricting my Firefox browser window to one half of my screen (1920px wide) results in poor behaviour by the Simsig site, with the top navigation bar permanently overlapping certain parts of the website (e.g. the "Upcoming Games" title is almost completely hidden).

As several have mentioned, this isn't new behaviour, except maybe for Kev, although I'm not sure he claimed it used to work on his Macbook?
It's not new behaviour to me either. I reported it ages ago, but found that slightly increasing my window size cured the problem. Now even having the thing full screen doesn't help.

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Website on computers with smaller screens 09/07/2018 at 00:13 #110161
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Danny252 in post 110155 said:
Similarly, restricting my Firefox browser window to one half of my screen (1920px wide) results in poor behaviour by the Simsig site, with the top navigation bar permanently overlapping certain parts of the website (e.g. the "Upcoming Games" title is almost completely hidden)

That in turn sound like #17753 on Mantis.

Two million people attempt to use Birmingham's magnificent rail network every year, with just over a million of them managing to get further than Smethwick.
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