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Comment author: SaidAchmiz 06 February 2018 09:38:33PM *  0 points [-]

The title / post-meta styling is an improvement, I agree. As for the body test—what OS / browser / etc. is that?

Edit: I ask because, from what I've seen, Fira Sans is more readable on more platform/browser/device combinations than Concourse, as a body text font. In this case it's closer to the opposite… let me ask you this: how much of the difference between the two versions you screenshotted, for you, is made by the body text size, as distinct from the typeface per se?

Comment author: cousin_it 06 February 2018 11:00:49PM *  1 point [-]

Yeah, it's probably about font size.

The screenshots were taken on Ubuntu + Chrome. I came home and checked on my Mac, and it seems like Fira isn't always that bad. Ubuntu just stretches it for some reason and it looks horrible, like in my "Before" screenshot. As for Concourse, I managed to make it look like my "After" screenshot on both platforms by setting -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased. But that seems brittle. So yeah, fonts are tricky and I withdraw my proposal, at least until I get ten different machines to test it :-)

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 07 February 2018 06:57:45PM 0 points [-]

I've now tested the grey theme on several different Linux machines (running debian, Mint, and KDE), in Chrome and Firefox, and am unable to reproduce that particular bug (I don't have access to an Ubuntu box at the moment, I'm afraid).

I'm given to understand that Linux has certain font rendering settings which may be adjusted—is that something you're able to try doing? (If not, I totally understand.)

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 07 February 2018 06:01:53PM 0 points [-]

FYI, I tweaked the body text size in the grey theme (and made it vary slightly according to display pixel density). Take a look—it might be a bit better for you now.

Comment author: cousin_it 08 February 2018 12:28:18PM 0 points [-]

You've also changed the font, right? Somehow I can't even reproduce the old bad look by changing to Fira :-) Anyway the new look is great, thank you! My only remaining nit is that <h2> looks too heavy, e.g. in this post.

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 11 February 2018 06:15:19AM 0 points [-]

Yeah, the body text is in Source Sans Pro now (seems to be more consistent across platforms[1]).

Good point about the heading weight. In the grey theme the heavy headings don't fit… I'll have to play around with different weights.

[1] "Consistent", I say, and yet I still had to specify that Firefox on Windows (yes, specifically Firefox and specifically on Windows) should get a different weight… fonts, man…

Comment author: cousin_it 18 February 2018 03:47:44PM *  1 point [-]

Thank you! Though I like the brutalist theme even more now :-)

Do you have plans to implement a list of posts by user (without comments), a list of drafts, and an inbox? These are the only things I go to LW2.0 for, most of my time is now spent on GW.

Comment author: saturn 19 February 2018 02:29:00AM 1 point [-]

Do you have plans to implement a list of posts by user (without comments), a list of drafts, and an inbox? These are the only things I go to LW2.0 for, most of my time is now spent on GW.

Yes, definitely.