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First/Last buttons are way too big

Postby oferei » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:18 pm UTC

this is a UI issue, about the buttons on the site's main page.
I think the "|<" (first) and ">|" (last) buttons should be MUCH smaller. I always expect to find the "Prev" button there!
I would shrink them to 25% of their current width.
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Re: First/Last buttons are way too big

Postby kernelpanic » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:44 pm UTC

Not that he will give a damn, or change anything, but you should contact davean directly at davean@xkcd.com.
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Re: First/Last buttons are way too big

Postby TaintedDeity » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:09 pm UTC

Nah, I wouldn't bother with that actually, you'll just end up bugging him as well as getting nothing changed...
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Re: First/Last buttons are way too big

Postby SecondTalon » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:50 am UTC

I disagree about the bugging him part. If it's something you think needs addressing, e-mail him.


That said.. the current design as all five buttons the same size. I'm not sure there's a good enough reason to change that.
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Re: First/Last buttons are way too big

Postby bittyx » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:15 pm UTC

If you're using Firefox, you can install the Stylish add-on and then paste this style I just wrote for you; it should work correctly until davean or someone decides to change the HTML code of the main page.

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@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("xkcd.com") {
div.menuCont li a[href="/1/"] {width:30px !important;margin-left:40px !important;}
div.menuCont li a[href="/"] {width:30px !important;}
}


The default buttons are 70px, so since I changed them to 30px, I need to add a margin-left of 40px to compensate, so that the buttons would stay centered. If you want to change the values just remember which is which (dunno how experienced you are with CSS, so yeah).

EDIT: I realize it's been 3 months since the last post, but I thought someone might find this useful.
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Re: First/Last buttons are way too big

Postby gmalivuk » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:39 pm UTC

bittyx wrote:I realize it's been 3 months since the last post, but I thought someone might find this useful.
Well there was no way davean was going to change the site design to suit one person's aesthetic preferences, so it was nice of you to give that one person a workaround.
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