Hi, Rick - just letting you know that I'm not the original poster - so
I'm CCing this on to the list where the original poster can see it ... ;-)
Rick Faircloth wrote:
> Hi, David...
> The bottom line here is that your boss is going to have to understand
> that paper and browsers are two very different display media.
> Paper is a virtually passive medium, whereas the browser takes content
> that is delivered and then has the ability to act on that content to display
> it according to its capabilities and the setting imposed upon it by its
> In other words, browsers are active display media. And, as you well know,
> even browsers vary greatly in how they will display content.
> We will never be able to impose the control over a browser's display that we
> can over print display.
> To expect browsers to be totally consistent in their rendering of content is
> only a dream of designers these days, and even more so the notion that a
> browser will somehow sit passively by while we pour our content into it as
> does paper.
> Your bosses' demands apparently stem from a fundamental lack of
> of the difference between the two worlds of print and browser media.
> He'll just have to accept the difference or drive himself crazy bashing
> himself upon this rock of a fact that will not be moved...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL-REMOVED]
> [EMAIL-REMOVED]] On Behalf Of david
> Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 5:49 AM
> To: css-d
> Subject: Re: [css-d] Differing font-sizes between operating systems
> WEZ! wrote:
>> ohh monospace means each character takes up an equal width so the
>> width of the character 'i' will be the same as an 'm'
> And a boss from a print industry background will immediately consider
> that unacceptable!
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