At 5:11 PM +0200 9/5/07, Gunlaug Sørtun wrote:
>>Here's an example of what I mean by zoom cooperative:
>>Now only does this site zoom well (according to me), but it's part of
> my new deliver content via speech thing.
>That's what I call "em sized" and some call "elastic". It's working as a
>"px sized page zoomed in Opera", and solves the problem you describe. It
>may require horizontal scrolling if font is resized too many steps on a
>narrow window/screen though.
>I prefer a variant I call "Conditional Elastic", where window-width is
>the limit. It's kind of a compromise.
>Horizontal scrolling is rarely necessary, but text and stuff may be
>confined to narrow spaces if the end user doesn't provide a reasonable
>amount of window-width for it to scale on when subjected to font resizing.
However, I prefer to scale graphics equally in both x/y directions.
For example, your graphic is unreadable by me
unless I use two monitors and even then I can't
read everything on the graphic. Even going to
three monitors at maximum zoom (3840 pixels wide)
does not help because of your max-width limit.
However, if one removes your graphic from your
layout, then it's easily read. I think that
allowing the user to see/read a graphic via
scrolling is preferable than presenting something
that they can't read at any zoom level. Don't you
That's one of the things I mean by the term "zoom cooperative".
I think it's reasonable to assume that users
realize that if they zoom something larger, and
beyond the size of their monitor, they must
scroll to see it. This action isn't any different
than desktop applications, which most have been
introduced to before using the net.
In any event, that's my slant on things.
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