[Samba] Re: Simple fix to horrible bug in Samba website CSS

Nick Urbanik nicku at nicku.org
Wed Jun 8 19:03:47 GMT 2005

Dear folks,

On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 07:38:15AM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> Nick Urbanik wrote:
> | Dear Folks,
> |
> | For a long time I have been unable to read the menu
> | at the left of http://samba.org/ in my 1920x1440
> | display.  All the menu items overwrite each other
> | in a horrible, illegible jumble.  I thought it
> | might be a bug in firefox or something.
> I've forward the details onto our webmaster (Deryck Hodge).
> He'll probably get back in touch with you since
> it sounds to be something specific to your fonts or
> setup.  I've never noticed any of the display problems
> you describe.

It looks fine once you shrink the fonts so that they fit easily within
20 pixels.  The problem is that the height is _restricted_ to 20
pixels.  As soon as the font is bigger, the menu items will overlap.

To see the effect, try elarging the fonts beyond 20 pixels by pressing
Control-+ a number of times, and then look at the menus on the left.
That is the way it has always looks to me, since my display is

In fact, many of the web site items are restricted to absolute
dimensions rather than relative dimensions, which tends to make the
site work okay when the screen size is at a particular size, but not
when it is very large or small.  The particular problem with the menu
on the left occurs when the display font is bigger than the size the
designer person used.

I have not tried the web site in Internet Explorer.
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