CHANGING FONT COLOUR TRITON LITE
I love my wordpress.com and I love the Triton Lite but the designer is colour blind!
Excellent theme, but I can hardly read the font – it’s the colour and the size.
The blog I need help with is tenofthebestshortpoetry.wordpress.com.
I’m visually challenged and I don’t have any readbility issues on that theme at all.
re: fonts size
We can all change the font size by increasing or decreasing it on any site we visit on the interent instantly and easily. See > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/19/how-to-change-font-text-size-in-your-browser/
If you are expecting to be able to click a button and change fonts throughout your blog then it’s not that easily done. These are 3 ways to change fonts on wordpress.com blogs and one is by purchasing an annually renewable custom design upgrade.
(1) Changing font families, colors and size in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page by coding into the HTML editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/
(2) Changing font colors in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page using the #4 icon (Select text color – change the text color) in Row 2 the Visual editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2
(3) Changing all font families, colors and sizes throughout the whole blog by purchasing an annually renewable Custom Design upgrade and using Typekit Fonts with Staff support. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
Note: A few themes do provide for changing font color in the Blog Title and/or optional Tagline and/or links. http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/color-customisable-themes/ In the majority of themes font changes to font families, colors and size in the blog title, tagline, menu, post titles, page titles, categories and tags, widget headings, comments, and links cannot be done without CSS editing.
Perhaps using bold-and-colour-change on all my posts will do.
Thanks for the information.
I agree with kolembo: the body text color is hard to read.
I’m using that theme too on http://cocinerosveganossinfronteras.wordpress.com and I’m thinking about changing the theme :(
Feel free to go here > Appearnce > Themes and activate another theme.
Note: We can all increase or decrease font size on any site we view on the internet quickly and easily > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/19/how-to-change-font-text-size-in-your-browser/
I know how to increase font size.. but do my viewers know that?
I haven’t a clue whether your visitors know that or not. I do know that Staff are not going to change the font size. I do know that you can post instructions and a link in a text widget http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/ to inform your visitors of how to increase/decrease font size. I also know that you can select another theme that has the font size that you prefer.
P.S. I’m visually challenged and I don’t find the font size on the Triton Lite theme hard to read. When people choose to have HUGE font sizes on blogs to me they look like comic books.
Sorry TimeThief. You do a fantastic job helping & answering so many people but you & the theme designer are outnumbered on this one. Count me in as a 3rd Triton Lite user who finds “invisible light grey” fonts (& teeny tiny at that) unforgiveable in design in this theme & any/all websites anywhere on the entire internet. It is a downright evil & cruel idea that puts a horrendous strain on the eyes for anyone of any age, but was probably the idea of some super young geekie kid who can’t fathom getting old & not having 20/20 vision.
I’m visually challenged as an older person & find invisible light grey fonts a travesty on any website, Triton Lite included. Some things are just inherently wrong & invisible grey fonts are one of them. Common sense should tell designers that. Leave light grey teeny tiny fonts for the Banksters & their “fine print.” But for blog & website text that site owners want people to read? Insanity. (& bolding doesn’t help much. Still small, still grey).
The ONLY ONLY reason the theme was chosen was for its 3-columns-of-photos homepage.** Extremely limited text will be used due to the font color (+ tiny size). Make it a photo blog, period. That’s all it’s good for. No novel writing with this theme!
And that biazrre white haze that covers the front page is unbelievable as well. What on earth were they thinking? What is the purpose of white-hazing the photos/homepage making it harder to see? More insanity.
**Of the very FEW freebie “3-4 columns/photos/homepage” themes, this is the ONLY one where the photos of EMAILED posts actually showed up on the homepage. When I tested the other 2-3 similar themes, all prior emailed-photo-posts, the photos did not show up on the homepage, only the text. Hence, this Triton Lite was the lesser of all the other evils of similar multi-columned photo-blog styles.
As for increasing browser font size, that doesn’t help the invisible grey font color; & all browsers do not have the increase size option (desktops maybe, but not all mobile browsers. And no thanks to mobile sites; they are another evil, for different reasons, but that’s another subject altogether).
Previously tried formatting via email-blogging of posts but all the < & / > codes, etc. put in the emails showed up on the blog as a bunch of crazy symbols. So for now will carry on as is > > > with teeny invisible light grey font & repugnant white haze covering the home page. 8-/
So this comment doesn’t end as a total gripe fest, TECHNICALLY WP.com works VERY WELL (admin & settings functions, etc. etc. etc. — much better than Posterous ever did, that’s for sure). The huge hurdles here are finding decent themes with the least amount of flaws, widget workarounds for the flaws (where possible; otherwise, suck it up & live with it), & learning all the coding. Once beyond all that, sigh, blogging might become fun again. Oh happy day that will be, lol, can’t wait, as “setting up shop” is murder.
Sign me An Old Newspaper Biz Hound,
…cut & paste & design & layout…
…where black text was the standard
…& all headlines were bold
…& no white haze over the pages
…& no white text on black backgrounds
…& dates went below the headline, not out to the side or at the bottom of the article, grrr, like many themes, including mobile versions
…(& a photo tip: Photos should face inward toward the page content, never facing off the edge of the page into nothingness)
…There’s a right way & a wrong way. Give me 5 minutes with these “coding geniuses” but who are not-user-friendly-as-theme-designers!
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