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Feasibly Managing Text Size and other stuff

Sent by Jonathan Chetwynd on 21 September 2005 15:03


regarding 1) try using em units they aren't absolute so adjust as the  
user changes the text size



On 21 Sep 2005, at 15:02, [EMAIL-REMOVED] wrote:

Hello Everyone,

This is my first post to any list of any kind so hopefully I did this  

While I have been perusing the list for sometime, I am a relative  
newby with
respect to using CSS.  I just developed my first XHMTL/CSS site have  
run into
a couple of seemingly simple issues.  I am sure I have seen the  
answers to at
least one of these but cannot find the emails due to the prolific  
amount of
traffic on this list so please bear with me if the subject has  
already been
beat to death.

1) If the text size is set on the browser to be larger than medium, it
completely breaks the site.  Outside of using a fluid design, how do you
manage this function?  Would using a fixed type size (such as points)  
fix this?

2) I vaguely remember a thread regarding the overflow of background  
color from
one div to another when the following div was an image (only in  
Firefox and
Opera; IE6 displays it fine).  Was this an inherence problem?  Could  
guide me to an appropropriate reference source?

3) Not sure if this a CSS issue but it cannot hurt to ask.  I use a  
horizontal lined image for my main background and when the page  
expands to the
point where the user has to scroll, it flickers something horribly.   
Again, I
remember reading something about this problem but not sure if it was  
on this
list or not.

4) Does anyone know where I can get an extensive test template for  
logging CSS
testing?  I would create one myself but am afraid I do not yet know  
enough and
would miss some critical issues(especially from an assessability  

Thanks so much for your patience and help.

If any one wishes to view an example of the above problem(s), please  
go to  I left the CSS  
embedded for


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