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Different appearances on different search engines and devices

  1. Hi There,

    At home, I use safari to work with my blog. I really like the appearance of the name of the blog on safari, the letters seem a little bolder and shorter. I am not sure why this happens on safari, but I was wondering how to get consistency with this on different engines.

    Also, in early 2012, when people accessed my site via ipad, the design was very cool, it had a single image and the title as a homepage and you would slide your finger to flip it to a posts page. It looked really sharp, since then, it has reverted back to the "non-mobile" format on tablets. Is there a way to get it back to that cool format in the tablets it once had?

    Thirdly, I find my smartphone home page a little underwhelming, are there other options for that? The "non-mobile" version is brutal on a smartphone, but I was wondering if there was an option I hadn't considered.

    Thanks,

    Chris

    The blog I need help with is imveryape.com.

  2. Any suggestions?

  3. I really like the appearance of the name of the blog on safari, the letters seem a little bolder and shorter.

    Maybe try "-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;" ? But it sounds a little bit like it might have the the opposite effect (to bring the safari appearance more in line with the Firefox one). See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5082632/same-font-yet-its-weight-seems-different-on-different-browsers

    More info on "-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;": http://maxvoltar.com/archive/-webkit-font-smoothing

    In all honesty, because every browser has its own font rendering engine, they are all different, I think they are each just subject to display fonts a bit differently. Also see :) http://dowebsitesneedtolookexactlythesameineverybrowser.com/

    This article is a bit old, but it also give some pretty interesting explanations and examples for font rendering in different browsers: http://shawnblanc.net/2009/05/browser-color-rendering/

  4. it has reverted back to the "non-mobile" format on tablets. Is there a way to get it back to that cool format in the tablets it once had?

    You're thinking of OnSwipe. It was removed a while back and there are no current plans in the works to add it back, but I have noted your comment for feedback to pass along to our developers.
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/the-onswipe-ipad-theme-is-no-longer-available?replies=1

  5. You may want to take a look at some of the responsive layouts available here and see if there is one that would meet your needs: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/features/responsive-width/

    WordPress had been moving to responsive layouts which adjust to screen size and provide a more consistent user experience across devices.

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