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Thanks for checking. My Chrome is V.25.0.1364.99 (for the Mac) which says it’s up to date. It’s happening on my home computer as well.
Here’s a screenshot.
I wonder if it’s a font issue. I will delete the Lato font from my system and see if that fixes it.
Yeah. I tried to log in last night from home and update, but was having some Forum login issues for some reason.
Nuked the font at home last night and the site now looks the same as here at work and everywhere else, so I’m thinking that’s a good thing. I’m thinking you’re probably right in saying the majority of folks won’t have Open Sans installed and thus it’s probably a non-issue. In a way thought I’m sort of glad this happened as it’s taught me a lesson for the future.
Thanks for your and everyone else’s help on this. I appreciate it.
Sorry All. Thanks for paying attention. I had forgotten to check the ‘notify me of replies’ box. I appreciate everyone’s help.
Bill, I did open the page and check it out in the Developer inspector of Chrome and though I’m not terribly skilled at using it, highlighting the post title seems to tell me, to the best of my knowledge that it’s calling ‘Open Sans’, sans-serif;
So here’s an update for those interested. I checked on several machines at work and all were showing the more condensed version of the font for some reason. These machines all had versions of Open Sans and/or Open Sans Condensed sitting somewhere on the machine itself.
I went back to my machine and deactivated the version of Open Sans I had in my Mac Font Book (the only app I use to manage fonts) – and it did change the appearance of the fonts instantly on reload in my browser. It doesn’t look exactly like what I was seeing at home, but it’s closer. That being said I have a copy of the font on my machine at home as well I intend to investigate further when I get home tonight.
Finally, I did a search of my computer here at work and completely nuked anything that said ‘Open Sans’ then reloaded my page. Looks good. Strange thing is I have no idea if that’s what whoever designed it intended for it to look like – as I’ve seen so many iterations of it now. It did also improve the appearance of fonts both here in the forums and throughout the Studiopress site.
I don’t know much about browsers and how they render fonts, but a co-worker and I came up with one possible scenario, those in the know can maybe debunk as the case may be.
Is it possible that the browsers (Since this issue happened with all of the big ‘3’, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari) were looking locally for the font first, and if they found it, using that and only going to the actual web font, if there was none present locally?
I’d be curious to hear everyone’s thoughts as my utmost concern is obviously what my clients and their viewers are going to see and moving forward I want to do whatever ‘best practices’ there are with regards to fonts on the web. One of the reasons I dig the Studiopress themes are the fonts and their usage, and I had always kind of assumed they were just turnkey good-to-go out of the box. Is there maybe something I should be doing different?
To answer your questions.
2. Window is maximized. Work display 21″ – resolution is 1920 x 1080. Home display 24″ – resolution is 1920 × 1200.
3. Dunno anything about viewports or how to find them. Google confused me.
4. Version 2.0
5. I believe so. I will check again when I get home.
6. Yes, the font issue is consistent across each machine. At work, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, all look the same. At home they all look the same, but different than work.
7. Nope. Not even installed on either machine.
8. Not that I’m aware of, checked Preferences and Settings. Plus, been using Macs for almost 20 years, haven’t heard of a font setting like aliasing or anything.
I’m wondering one thing, would dumping the Google font and going with a websafe font like Verdana just solve the problem? (I’m asking, but I’ll probably try it anyway).
One thing, I was running an external 2nd monitor at work and thought that might be the issue, so I unplugged it and tried again, no dice.
I’ll go you one further and say the issue is apparent/present throughout the Studiopress site and this Forum for me. Any Studiopressers out there maybe know whatup? I wish I could tag someone somehow. Andrea R. where are you?
The thing that vexes me the most too, is I dunno what my client is going to end up seeing.
A thousand thanks for the info. I know right off the bat I don’t have Font Explorer installed. I’ll check these other items when I get to work tomorrow and let you know if I come up with anything.
Thanks for the info. I didn’t think of the link to the media library bit. Screenshot is here.
On the left is my home Mac which has a 23″ display – the right is work, which has a 21″ display. So what you’re saying is Chrome is reading the screen size and adjusting the fonts accordingly?
Would stripping the ‘mobile-responsiveness’ from the theme solve anything?
February 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm in reply to: Change Font Size – Genesis – Featured Posts Widget Output #21175
Oy. Is this plugin the only way to do this? I’m not that CSS savvy (yet, working on it) but I was hoping I could just replace the Genesis Widget Styles with the ones for the default ‘Recent Posts’ widget that comes stock with WordPress.
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