@nkuehn opened this Issue on December 19th 2013

(found in 2.0.1)

The Morpheus theme currently sets a fixed height and width to the logo in the main interface:

#logo img {
    height: 21px;
    margin-top: 14px;
    width: 82px;

That overwrites the default (Zeitgeist?) that just sets 40px height.

I think: As not all Logos (e.g. branding) are made equal concerning their height the CSS shouldn't impose an aspect ratio by setting width and height to a fixed size (the size of the piwik logo). The same accounts for the absoulte height: not all logos work visually in 20px height. The Morpheus theme has space for max 50px high logos, but that looks to dense. The 40px default does in fact make sense.

My suggestion (logically, not directly CSS):

  • set a max-height instead of a fixed height (prevents smaller logos from being blown up to uglyness)
  • preserve aspect ratio (like Zeitgeist does)
  • center the logo vertically (not via setting a fixed "margin-top" that works only for the piwik logo).

Implementation of the vertical centering is a mess although. Vertical centering is one of the uglier areas of CSS (see http://www.vanseodesign.com/css/vertical-centering/ for all of its "beauty").

I just played around with using the (much more powerful and elegant) CSS background-* possibilities. They're nice, but finally not ideal because the width is unknown and the clickable area shouldn't be bigger or smaller than the logo.

A possible quick-fix could be to agree on a bigger fixed logo height (e.g. 34px like the current piwik raw logo file is), remove the width CSS and crack the the vertical-centering nut later.

PS: Same applies to the login screen, would be nice if the logo appears bigger there.

Keywords: theme, branding

@mattab commented on December 25th 2013 Member

Thanks for the report

@anonymous-piwik-user commented on December 25th 2013

The suggestions in the bug report sound good to me. Another issue I found was that this setting in the config/piwik.ini.php file:

use_custom_logo = 1

doesn't appear to be respected in Piwik 2.x.

@mattab commented on December 26th 2013 Member

In 5fce035f352df5ff57240488452eca641b183c76: Adding class to core logo so that only core piwik logo is impacted by morpheus tweaks Fixes #4408
Thanks for the report!

@nkuehn commented on December 26th 2013

Wow, that was quick.

Thanks a lot!

This Issue was closed on December 26th 2013
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