If zoom level changed, buttons look wrong

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  1. Stephen
    Stephen avatar
    12 posts
    Member since:
    Oct 2010

    Posted 06 Jul 2012 Link to this post

    Hi all,

    I'm developing a system at present, and one of the requirements is that the site can be resized using a selector.  I can see that there have been discussions about this in the past and that telerik recommend that 3 different custom skins be developed and have a switching mechanism to achieve this.  My graphic designer isn't very happy about having to make 3 skins, so I'm trying this approach with jquery:

    <script type="text/javascript">
          $(document).ready(function () {
              $("#textZoom1").click(function () {
                  $("body").css("zoom", "1");
                  $.cookie("HRI-ZoomLevel", "1");
              $("#textZoom2").click(function () {
                  $("body").css("zoom", "1.1");
                  $.cookie("HRI-ZoomLevel", "1.1");
              $("#textZoom3").click(function () {
                  $("body").css("zoom", "1.2");
                  $.cookie("HRI-ZoomLevel", "1.2");
              var zoomLevel = $.cookie("HRI-ZoomLevel");
              if (zoomLevel != null) {
                  $("body").css("zoom", zoomLevel);

    When I do this, the buttons (and tabs) look slightly wrong as demonstrated in the attachments (using the demo site)

    I can adjust the padding to the background position of the button and apply a different css class to the body for each zoom level, but this just seems messy.

    Is there a fix for this issue, or would you recommend that I force my designer to make 3 skins?

    Thanks for your time.
  2. Bozhidar
    Bozhidar avatar
    693 posts

    Posted 09 Jul 2012 Link to this post


    As discussed earlier, when a sprite image is used it can not be zoomed - the result is the one showed in your attachments.

    I would recommend not to force your designer to make more custom skins, but to use CSS3 and button type link button - this way you`ll skip the sprite images and will have more detailed control over all and the zoom will work fine:

    <head runat="server">
        <style type="text/css">
            a.rbLinkButton.RadButton {
                border-radius: 6px;
                color: #fff;
                /* IE9 SVG, needs conditional override of 'filter' to 'none' */
                background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #c7c7c7 0%, #6f6f6f 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
                background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #c7c7c7 0%,#6f6f6f 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
                background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #c7c7c7 0%,#6f6f6f 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
                background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #c7c7c7 0%,#6f6f6f 100%); /* IE10+ */
                background: linear-gradient(top, #c7c7c7 0%,#6f6f6f 100%); /* W3C */
                filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='#c7c7c7', endColorstr='#6f6f6f',GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-8 */
            a.rbLinkButton.RadButton:hover {
                color: #000;
                /* IE9 SVG, needs conditional override of 'filter' to 'none' */
                background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #ffe68b 0%, #fff3c9 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
                background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #ffe68b 0%,#fff3c9 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
                background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #ffe68b 0%,#fff3c9 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
                background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #ffe68b 0%,#fff3c9 100%); /* IE10+ */
                background: linear-gradient(top, #ffe68b 0%,#fff3c9 100%); /* W3C */
                filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='#ffe68b', endColorstr='#fff3c9',GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-8 */
            a.rbLinkButton.RadButton:active {
                color: #000;
                /* IE9 SVG, needs conditional override of 'filter' to 'none' */
                background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #f8d04c 0%, #feed76 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
                background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #f8d04c 0%,#feed76 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
                background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #f8d04c 0%,#feed76 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
                background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #f8d04c 0%,#feed76 100%); /* IE10+ */
                background: linear-gradient(top, #f8d04c 0%,#feed76 100%); /* W3C */
                filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='#f8d04c', endColorstr='#feed76',GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-8 */
        <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <telerik:RadScriptManager ID="RadScriptManager1" runat="server">
        <telerik:RadButton ID="rb1" runat="server" ButtonType="LinkButton" Text="Link Button" Height="35"

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