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10. Re: New layout zoom bug Nov 6, 2019, 11:10 Simon Says
 
Alright, still I hope I'll see the ads poping back eventually. I want this site to keep going, so unless Bluesnews gets on patreon or something, ads are it.

I'll keep you updated, cheers and have a nice day!
 
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9. Re: New layout zoom bug Nov 6, 2019, 10:56  Frans 
 
Frans wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 08:48:
You may also have to accept some of the categories (like ad selection) in the consent pop-up in order to see (more) ads - see Manage Cookie Settings in the footer.
The ad provider clarified that ads will always show regardless of the consent settings, but those may affect which inventory is delivered.

Simon Says wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 09:29:
Left or right clicking on "Manage Cookie Settings" does nothing. Seems there's no link on it. Tried in Brave, Edge and Firefox, nothing.
The ad provider clarified that the modal will only pop up for European users because it is mostly associated with the GDPR act. So folks in the US and elsewhere don't need to concern themselves with it.
 
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8. Re: New layout zoom bug Nov 6, 2019, 09:50  Frans 
 
Simon Says wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 09:29:
Left or right clicking on "Manage Cookie Settings" does nothing. Seems there's no link on it. Tried in Brave, Edge and Firefox, nothing.
Left click should open a modal. Works for me in FF (latest & ESR), Chrome, Opera on desktop, and FF/Chrome/Chromium on tablet & phone. Only MSIE11 doesn't open it (*shrug*). So I'm afraid I don't know why it doesn't work for you.
 
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7. Re: New layout zoom bug Nov 6, 2019, 09:29 Simon Says
 
Frans wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 08:48:
Simon Says wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 08:39:
Ok, i'll be keeping an eye out when the actual ads do pop up, I don't have a blocker on atm.
You may also have to accept some of the categories (like ad selection) in the consent pop-up in order to see (more) ads - see Manage Cookie Settings in the footer. But I believe there's also more work to be done at the ad provider's end, and campaigns can also be targeted at specific regions with no ad showing up elsewhere. I dunno how that'll work out in the longer term, just wait and see.

Left or right clicking on "Manage Cookie Settings" does nothing. Seems there's no link on it. Tried in Brave, Edge and Firefox, nothing.
 
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6. Re: New layout zoom bug Nov 6, 2019, 08:48  Frans 
 
Simon Says wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 08:39:
Ok, i'll be keeping an eye out when the actual ads do pop up, I don't have a blocker on atm.
You may also have to accept some of the categories (like ad selection) in the consent pop-up in order to see (more) ads - see Manage Cookie Settings in the footer. But I believe there's also more work to be done at the ad provider's end, and campaigns can also be targeted at specific regions with no ad showing up elsewhere. I dunno how that'll work out in the longer term, just wait and see.
 
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5. Re: New layout zoom bug Nov 6, 2019, 08:39 Simon Says
 
Frans wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 08:17:
Simon Says wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 07:31:
The horizontally allowed reading space decreases as you zoom in, in the old scheme, the text spanned the entire width of the page below the ads on the top right.

Was trying to get the old look back by zooming in so the text covers the entire width of the screen and found that zooming in had the opposite effect that it has on most other websites. Hence the "bug".

See this for a visual explanation: https://imgur.com/a/A4amwqA
Thanks for the clarification, but as explained by Blue, there are some changes in the layout and "some new ad units to help keep the lights on", and this ad column going down all the way to the footer is by design. It can contain a 300px wide ad that sticks to the top-right corner of the window while scrolling down, and the free column prevents it from overlapping content.

Because of the responsive design, this column always stays at 300px regardless of window width or zoom factor, and there should never be a horizontal scroll bar either. I think the column widens when zooming in because the browser also zooms in on the (potential) ad image.

Ok, i'll be keeping an eye out when the actual ads do pop up, I don't have a blocker on atm.
 
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4. Re: New layout zoom bug Nov 6, 2019, 08:17  Frans 
 
Simon Says wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 07:31:
The horizontally allowed reading space decreases as you zoom in, in the old scheme, the text spanned the entire width of the page below the ads on the top right.

Was trying to get the old look back by zooming in so the text covers the entire width of the screen and found that zooming in had the opposite effect that it has on most other websites. Hence the "bug".

See this for a visual explanation: https://imgur.com/a/A4amwqA
Thanks for the clarification, but as explained by Blue, there are some changes in the layout and "some new ad units to help keep the lights on", and this ad column going down all the way to the footer is by design. It can contain a 300px wide ad that sticks to the top-right corner of the window while scrolling down, and the free column prevents it from overlapping content.

Because of the responsive design, this column always stays at 300px regardless of window width or zoom factor, and there should never be a horizontal scroll bar either. I think the column widens when zooming in because the browser also zooms in on the (potential) ad image.
 
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3. Re: New layout zoom bug Nov 6, 2019, 07:31 Simon Says
 
Just tested in Edge and Firefox, same problem.

The horizontally allowed reading space decreases as you zoom in, in the old scheme, the text spanned the entire width of the page below the ads on the top right.

Was trying to get the old look back by zooming in so the text covers the entire width of the screen and found that zooming in had the opposite effect that it has on most other websites. Hence the "bug".

See this for a visual explanation: https://imgur.com/a/A4amwqA
 
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2. Re: New layout zoom bug Nov 6, 2019, 06:56  Frans 
 
Simon Says wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 06:03:
https://imgur.com/a/NwEmDCB

Notice anything? Zooming is bugged. Zooming out horizontally expands the readable area ( see 75% ), while zooming in contracts it ( see 150% ).

It should be the other way around, I can't horizontally fill my screen with text anymore now by zooming in. It's a bit annoying.
I don't quite understand: zooming in (150%) increases text size, out (75%) decreases it. This is normal. How the rest of the page layout behaves may be browser dependent - which one do you use? Can you clarify what you think is the problem?

In Firefox ESR the three columns (menu, news day, 300px ad gutter) stay at the same widths while zooming either way, in latest Firefox and Chrome the ad column scales along.

Simon Says wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 06:03:
On the bright side, retro colors working without having had to purge cookies and it's super readable on a smartphone so yay \o/!
Thanks, good to read.

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1. New layout zoom bug Nov 6, 2019, 06:03 Simon Says
 
https://imgur.com/a/NwEmDCB

Notice anything? Zooming is bugged. Zooming out horizontally expands the readable area ( see 75% ), while zooming in contracts it ( see 150% ).

It should be the other way around, I can't horizontally fill my screen with text anymore now by zooming in. It's a bit annoying.

On the bright side, retro colors working without having had to purge cookies and it's super readable on a smartphone so yay \o/!
 
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