> Wouldn't they have benefited more if the intranet pages contained
> general hints on setting font size in browsers?
I suppose that would be true if people took the time to seek out and read
information like that. That would also be true if font sizing was accessed
the same way in all browsers. If you've ever worked in the software
industry, you probably know that very few folks actually read things like
software manuals or help files. ;o)
I'm all for educating the masses, though...but, I can't even get our IT
department to open up the proxy server to allow for Firefox...
(BTW, I think the one perfect solution would be for every browser to start
putting the fontsize +/- icons on the toolbar by default...that'd save a lot
of headache on our end as developers).
> But if you vote for text resizing widgets on your pages, the question
> immediately arises how people will learn to use all the _different_
> widgets on different sites. I haven't seen any attempt to create any
> common "standard" for the widgets. On the contrary, they are
> positioned differently, look different, and work differently.
Can't say I agree with that. Most sites that I've seen have them are fairly
intuitive. Usually a few different letters of different sizes.
In my case, I use this:
Type Size: [a] [a] [a]
(with each 'a' being a bigger size) and seems to work. If they don't know
what it is, no biggie...they just don't benefit from using it.
The two main methods I've seen are:
http://www.wired.com/news/ (uses the method above)
http://www.iht.com (uses A+ | A-)
I honestly can't say I've seen a LOT of font size widgets on major sites
(then again, you don't find much standards compliant/CSS on major sites
either) but of the ones I've seen, they mostly use one of the above two
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