On Wednesday 04 Aug 2004 17:59, Austin, Darrel wrote:
> Again, I'm not right and you're not wrong...just another observation to add
> to the pile.
I've never been really convinced by the onscreen font resizing widget, but I'm
yet to add one to a site. I've got a particular site in mind that I could
try it out on and see what kind of reaction I get... possibly.
Still, long term, I think our objective should be to get browser vendors to
make it very obvious that you can resize text with a browser - either having
it as a button on the toolbar, or as an optional widget built into the
browser frame (status bar, etc). IE Mac had this feature for quite a while,
and there must be other browsers that have obvious font resizing too.
In the meantime, I guess we need to educate users a little bit more about how
their software works. Surely, in the long term, this is more useful than
font-sizing widgets? (Which still feel rather like re-inventing the wheel to
As with most things web design related, there is no right answer, really -
it's all just a matter of judgement.
Music Technology Junkie
Email: sly at mu hyphen sly dot co dot uk
List wiki/FAQ -- http://css-discuss.incutio.com/
Supported by evolt.org -- http://www.evolt.org/help_support_evolt/