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Re: question: fixed vs. liquid layout

From: Tom Croucher <tom.croucher@sunderland.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 13:40:44 +0100
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-id: <BCF5FE5C.56BB%tom.croucher@sunderland.ac.uk>

Guys,

Svend Tofte looked at this a while back and came up with a fix for the CSS
property max-width for IE (you can read that article here:
<http://www.svendtofte.com/code/max_width_in_ie/> ). He did find a good
source which suggests that particular sizes of line sizes benefit readers
(different lengths for different ages of readers), that can be found here:
<http://psychology.wichita.edu/surl/usabilitynews/42/text_length.htm>.

I personally don't see this as a huge issue as people using the technology
properly will facilitate users wanting to control their line/page width with
CSS.

David is of course in his assessment of course and Svend does provide some
suggestions on how to calculate the width you will need to correspond with
the ems size you use.

Regards,

-- 
Tom Croucher
Human Computer Systems Group, University of Sunderland / Codeworks NITRO
http://www.codeworksnitro.net
Received on Wednesday, 16 June 2004 08:41:17 GMT

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