>> ... here's an option to consider. Specify font size in pixels. It
>> renders not too large on Windows and not too small on Mac. In
>> addition, your current type size rendered in IE is too small for
>> millions and millions of sighted people with imperfect eyes to read.
>> You're losing business here.
> You make conflicting points there, Joy. You mention people with
> imperfect vision, but recommend a non-scalable font-size unit
> (pixels). To play devil's avocate, who are you to say what is "not too
> big" or "not too small" for my reading preferences?
> If you use percentage or em units to set the font-size a user /can/
> resize your site to their comfort level. Also, if you make all your
> sizes relative to the body size, they can be overwritten with a simple
> user style sheet rule.
> I appreciate that you want the text to appear at about the same size
> in the default setting of browsers, and I assure you can achieve this
> with scalable sizes. This example assummes there are four div sections
> of a page: head, nav, main, and foot. Of course the CSS could be
> adjusted to account for any design or structure.
> Any problem like this would be spotted with proper QA. The sites you
> see that have tiny font-sizes on Mac are just coded in a sloppy
> manner. There is nothing inherently wrong with scalable font-sizes.
Sounds possible. I'll try it out. Thanks for the info.
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