getting started page design is incompatible with locales

VERIFIED FIXED

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www.mozilla.org
General
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major
VERIFIED FIXED
10 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: pascalc, Unassigned)

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Description

10 years ago
The new getting started pages does not allow more content than the current en-US  text because it doesn't expand vertically.

The tabs are also not expanding to allow longer text.

As a result, localizers are starting to give up their link changes pointing to local services and use lower text rewording only to try to have their text displayed and not overflowing out of the box or simply cut out. The page is broken for almost all languages.

It is also probably broken with english speakers having slightly increased text size. This is wrong, we shouldn't lower the quality of localization and productization just because of inadequate CSS/jS.
Created attachment 320751 [details]
Mockup with open-bottom box

There were some issues with the initial design of this page that didn't take into account the localization issues. I'm going to work on the tabs to make them expandable.

As for the height of the main box, this is tricky due to the animated transition between frames.

One possible short-cut would be to eliminate the bottom of the frame and leave extra room (see attached mockup).
Created attachment 320752 [details]
Mockup with open-bottom box (updated)
Attachment #320751 - Attachment is obsolete: true
As of r13106, we have flexible-width tabs, which is a start.

Comment 4

10 years ago
Thanks Steven. Let's go with the solution you proposed in comment #2...I think that will work just fine for all involved.
taller, open-bottom box implemented in r13160.

Pascal, can you let me know if these two changes work for the localization team?
Blocks: 433721
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Comment 6

10 years ago
I will test these changes for all locales tonight
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Comment 7

10 years ago
It looks ok now, thanks
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
I test too, with at least the following locales:

https://en-gb.www-firefox3.authstage.mozilla.com/en-GB/firefox/central/
https://zh-cn.www-firefox3.authstage.mozilla.com/zh-CN/firefox/central/
https://de.www-firefox3.authstage.mozilla.com/de/firefox/central/
https://es-es.www-firefox3.authstage.mozilla.com/es-ES/firefox/central/
https://fr.www-firefox3.authstage.mozilla.com/fr/firefox/central/
https://pl.www-firefox3.authstage.mozilla.com/pl/firefox/central/
https://ru.www-firefox3.authstage.mozilla.com/ru/firefox/central/

Verified FIXED, since Pascal has tested more, too.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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Updated

6 years ago
Component: www.mozilla.org/firefox → www.mozilla.org
Product: Websites → Websites
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Updated

5 years ago
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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