Felix Miata wrote:
> Medium on IE is always 12pt BTW.
**yes, roughly 16px if you calculate the difference between windows and
macintosh (default 16px)
> Exactly why is it you need to "gauge size in pixel amounts"?
Then sizing can be calculated easier. 1.2em in a container that inherits
the .625em is going to be 12px. Sure, that varies, but *the default*
(medium, normal) -- the most likely used -- setting is what I design for
first. Those who adjust get larger or smaller, as desired.
I know from reading all your past posts that you hate small type...
I don't size everything to 10px, just change the base font-size to make
it easier to set whole number values for child selectors.
I mean, what *is* .75em of 100% (I use 100.01% to avoid IE micro-text)
at Medium? If you do the math, it's 75% of 12pt/16px or 12px, so 1.2em
in that container is 14.4px whereas
...625em (62.5%) of (12pt)16px is 10px. If a containing block uses that
font-size, from there, it's dead easy to reset that #foo p to what it
would be normally at medium by setting it to 1.6em. If I set something
to 1.2em, I know it's 12px. The math is just easier and it works
consistently and compatibly.
Sure, if you set to larger or smaller, the sizes change - as it would
> I spent a very long time constructing these.
> Compare Gecko on
> http://members.ij.net/mrmazda/auth/absolute-sizes-M.html and
***yes, very useful and I have shown these to this and other clients,
thanks. That said, my method works well and makes it dead easy to say to
the client that the heading in one region of the page is a specific
whole number value at the default Medium setting...no saying that it's
14.4 px, but rather a full value, especially since not all browsers
render the 14.4px the same way.
By resetting to 10px, I get VERY consistent results.
thanks for your help!
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