Don Miller wrote:
> Wouldn't it be easier and better if all browsers did a magnify instead of a
> font size only change. That way the web page would not break for those
> people that need or want larger or magnified font sizes?
> Opera does this and I think IE7 has this feature but most people may not be
> aware of it so they enlarge fonts instead.
For most serious purposes, zoom just isn't good enough. For one, either
rendering is very off or the pixelation is too much to bear in all
instances I have seen.
More importantly, line-feed is extremely important. When I scroll my
text size up I don't want to have to scroll miles left and right to read
lines of text.
There was a bit of a craze a while back about applying em-sizing to
images. The thing is, em-sizing applied to text-objects only is not just
a decision based on ability - text is all most people want to see
bigger. For one thing, an image that is presented at its per pixel
resolution is not going to look any better once it is expanded. Most
importantly, people don't have screens the size of tables. Expanding
everything is a very lazy solution that doesn't address the reasons for
people wanting things bigger in the first place.
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