https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeanetteKo13

Duo's Size of font change

Ok I pop on a few days ago, & the "word bank" got tinier a few times I have pressed on the word & they're so close together now that it takes me twice as long , & sometimes doesn't pick up the word. I missed half of a sentence!! Surely it could have taken up less space, but this is ridiculous, I had to take out my contacts just to see, & I have 20/20 reading vision. Duo is this necessary? My phone is Super-sensitive. For it to not pick up a word is unheard of. I would like to be able to see them better they don't need to be as close as two OO's . The original design was fine.

June 16, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

If you would use the www.duolingo.com website maybe you could use a userstyle to change the CSS for div classes and font sizes.

Not sure about the word banks.

Maybe it is finally time to get rid of the word banks and use the typing option (on the web)?

Yes, I can imagine that this is much more difficult for some of your other languages like Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, etc.

Should be easier to do for German, French and Italian.
And: For those Germanic and Romance languages you will learn much more when you drop the word banks completely.

Suggestion:
Construct your own sentences (if not prohibited by multiple-choice/picture exercises), type your own verb endings/conjugations, learn from your errors, try to use grammar and test if your own solution is being accepted as an alternative solution.

June 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

Try this userstyle with the Stylus (not Stylish!!!) browser addon:

https://userstyles.org/styles/172002/duolingo-blue-header-not-so-bright-etc

Description:

  • somewhat bigger fonts during the lessons

This is the discussion thread by the author: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31648540

If the bigger font size does not yet better work for word banks (I do not use them on the web for Portuguese), you could talk to the author in the linked thread.

Just an idea...

June 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeanetteKo13

Sorry I operate on a cell phone, don't own a computer. Just be honest , some of those changes were completely unnecessary.

June 16, 2019
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