> although I think
> that there is a consensus NOT to use points for screen rendering.
Unless you prefer to use pixel sizes and also provide an on-screen font
resizing widget ;o)
Bottom line, there is no 'best' way to set the font size in a web browser.
The variables involved:
- does the end-user have a preferred font size?
- if so, have they set that in their browser?
- if not, do they know how to resize type if
your choice isn't readable to them?
- do you want the end-user to have more control or the
The problem is that you really can't know any of the above with any amount
In ideal world, everyone would have taken the time to set their preferred
font size in their own browser and you could just use 100% and know that
they'd be happy.
Lately, I've been using pixel size for the BODY tag and percentages for
everything else, then I provide an on-screen font-resizing widget. The sites
I do this on tend to be targetted more at the mass/generic user and coveres
a rather wide gamut of skill sets and accessibility needs.
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