Parallax Pro reduced experience on Windows Chrome

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  • #88482

    ratsnacks
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    Hi

    Win 8, latest chrome – the PP demo http://demo.studiopress.com/parallax/ looks markedly different on IE 11 than Chrome. On Chrome, I’m seeing the dreaded, seemingly never-ending and well-documented “jagged type” bug. Also the actual homepage parallax effect doesn’t seem to work?

    Thanks

    http://demo.studiopress.com/parallax/
    #89104

    Debs
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    The “jagged type” bug is apparent on Firefox on Windows too…The type looks awful on my screen. Fantastic theme btw…but that font problem is a real pity.

    #89242

    ratsnacks
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    Thanks Debs. Any fix on this guys? SVG workaround for fonts?

    #89250

    chillybin
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    You could always change the fonts away from the Google Webfonts back into web-safe fonts.

    Or you could comment out this line in the CSS

    body {
        background-color: #fff;
        color: #000;
        font-family: 'Sorts Mill Goudy', sans-serif;
        font-size: 22px;
        font-weight: 400;
        line-height: 1.5;
        /* -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; */
    }

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    #90319

    ratsnacks
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    Thanks…but I still don’t really get how this can be sold, when it doesn’t work properly on Chrome.

    #94197

    marketingfrosting
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    Hi,

    I have to agree with Ratsnacks. Parallax Pro theme doesn’t function in Windows 8 Chrome browser, which seems like a fairly large issue not to get any feedback on. It’s fine in Firefox.

    Has anyone been able to get the Parallax function to work on the homepage in Windows 8 Chrome browser?

    Thanks!

    #108436

    ratsnacks
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    Hi

    Studiopress – do you know if this major issue is ever likely to be resolved?

    Thanks

    #108495

    snakeair
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    I am waiting for advice on this as well.

    #108504

    Tom
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    You can also try these tips for Chrome.

    Or wait for Google to fix their problem.

    This is not the only problem Chrome has introduced – see the sticky thread in Forums > General Discussion.

    If you wish to receive an answer from StudioPress, please fill out a support ticket at http://my.studiopress.com/help/


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    #108511

    ratsnacks
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    Thanks Tom

    It’s not the font issue so much (I’ve applied that fix on other SP themes) as the lack of the parallax effect that is surely the main reason for buying this theme.

    #108592

    Tom
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    The parallax effect does work on Parallax Pro. It’s subtle, but tends not to induce vertigo. (tested on Win7 in Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera.) I have seen some themes use a simple background image and call it parallax.

    I have to say again, If you wish to receive an answer from StudioPress, please fill out a support ticket at http://my.studiopress.com/help/ (They don’t monitor these community forums for user queries.)


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    #108611

    Debs
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    Yes…I just double checked this too…parallax effect is definitely working in Chrome for me on a Vista-running PC…just a subtler scrolling effect than in Firefox or IE.

    #109962

    LisaMB
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    In terms of the scrolling effect on Chrome which is not quite up to scratch (in my opinion) as it is on Firefox, I contacted Copyblogger and they suggested adding an extension.

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chromium-wheel-smooth-scr/khpcanbeojalbkpgpmjpdkjnkfcgfkhb

    Worked for me. Hope it helps.

    As for the font, I don’t really like it anyway so went for Open Sans :)

    #109969

    ratsnacks
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    Thanks Lisa – I had a similar response from SP.

    Hopefully Google will sort the “edge bounce” effect in Chrome so that we don’t have to rely on users installing extensions (shudder…flashbacks to silverlight, shockwave etc), and I hear they plan to finally resolve the font jaggies in Chrome 37.

    #109997

    Tom
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    I’m not sure of why Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller for Chrome was recommended. Was there detail provided by StudioPress?

    I understand that the extension is used to customize the scroll rate, sensitivity and keyboard action for scrolling in Chrome. It can add an ios-like edge-bounce effect, but that is not a part of the theme design. But it does not modify the parallax effect that is controlled by the javascript loaded by the theme. So why use the extension for viewing Parallax Pro?

    What specific parallax enhancement did you observe?


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