On Feb 21, 2008, at 1:52 PM, Jeff Gates wrote:
>> Try changing the width on #nav to a suitable "em" value. In general,
>> font sizes do not correspond to any particular number of pixels--
>> in particular cases, such as in IE on an OS set to 96 DPI is that so.
>> FWIW - The menu breaks to two lines in all my browsers this end;
>> IE and Opera put both "Commentary" and "Maps" on the
>> second line, probably due to my having "large fonts" installed.
>> Although you have "frozen" the font-size to 12px in IE, note that
>> other browsers allow you to boost this value at will, so be sure to
>> test using browser text size controls.
> Thanks David. Ems! Why didn't I think of that! -g Let me try.
> The font size I stipulated wasn't 12px but x-small. I'd like to know
> about how that works. Is it more like ems, which change depending on
> user's prefs? How did you come up with 12px in IE?
> As to users being able to increase the size of fonts, is there
> anything we
> can really do about that, especially in a situation like this menu?
> the menu on one line is my goal. And if there are tips to make it
> in as many situations as possible, I want to know. But when does one
> I've done my best? (A rhetorical question, I'm sure we've all asked
> ourselves --any concrete solutions, let me know.)
If it's that important to put it on one line for you, you COULD set
specific sizes on the menu which would freeze it for scaling I
believe... I used that technique (I think) on a old website header I
did... I didn't need the company name to get HUGE so I just specified
the size in pixels and then that stuck at that size :)
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