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17 May 2007 at 3:15pm
Currently, the Left Frame is not very usable when large font sizes are used or when it is resized.
This was mentioned in the Usability Report:
"Users may be confused by the appearance of the left hand frame if they try to adjust its width. R: Make sure that the legibility of the frame contents is maximised when the frame width is adjusted."
I have posted a link to the patch along with screenshots of the changes here:
I spent a long time trying to fix this many other ways (i.e. trying to just CSS changes), and finally found this solution which seems to be the best way to fix the problem.
I hope you find this helpful,
17 May 2007 at 4:02pm
Great work on this - thanks for the very thorough explanation of the issue
17 May 2007 at 4:15pm
This has been merged into the stable branch, and will appear in the nightly builds soon.
Core Development Team
17 May 2007 at 4:47pm
You're the patch master
Keep up the great work!
28 May 2007 at 2:50pm
This seems to have broken the tree in all the other sections. Can you have a look at this Elijah?
31 May 2007 at 1:41pm Last edited: 31 May 2007 2:12pm
I'll try to look into it soon. I need to switch over to the SVN version first.
Update: Night draws near. I'll try to investigate further tomorrow. If I don't get to it tomorrow, it may not be until June 6th when I will get to it because I have a family reunion from June 1st to 4th and most people are not leaving until June 5th.
1 June 2007 at 7:29am
back to cms/css/cms_left.css fixes the problem of the other sections being broken. The only downside is that there is a different background color behind some of the links when the left frame's size is reduced. That's not a problem.
I'll plan on eventually creating a new patch that addresses the "Site Content", "Newsletters", and "Security" sections. However, if you want to fix the Site Content without breaking the other sections, just uncomment "height: 23px;"
1 June 2007 at 9:31am
Yeah, the background missing is caused by <li> elements having the float: left CSS attribute, and the container <ul> doesn't have this - so the background contents gets erased. If you add float: left to the <ul> it fixes that problem, but the other sections are still broken - this potentially could take a while to fix properly.
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