Help wanted: improving the Font usage in docs


#1

I’ve done a lot of work speeding up and improving the docs over the last few weeks

If somebody is good with css and fonts etc and would like to get involved, there’s a little bit of tuning and updating required

You can find all the related code here


#2

The CSS for the font sizing should be “fluid” for better responsiveness. See https://css-tricks.com/snippets/css/fluid-typography/


#3

p.s. Recommended watch: https://youtu.be/Wb5xDcUNq48

(not sure why there is no preview)


#4

looks like something changed with the google roboto font used for the docs?

nothing has changed server side recently, but it’s now much thinner and harder to read, any ideas?


#5

It seems to be ok for me in Windows 10, I’ve tested in Edge and Chrome 66 and both render the font the same, font weight seems to be a bit heavier than your screenshot:

Which OS / browser are you using?


#6

Interestingly, Discourse does also optimise/re-process images after hitting the “Reply” button… so the above screenshot looks a little worse than it does when it appears directly on my screen.


#7

win 10, chrome stable and canary, but only on my desktop, laptop looks fine (same combos)


#8

Did you install the Roboto (TTF) font onto your system? That could perhaps give you different results to the web font?

If all fonts were a problem then you could run the ClearType wizard, but if it’s just this one font then I can’t think of any other reasons.


#9

nup, roboto isn’t installed locally

I did just update both intel and nvidia drivers, a reboot didn’t help

anyway, if anyone else sees this problem, chime in


#10

it’s changed on my laptop too, just found this bug report