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Re: SC failure for using pixel font size

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:29:33 +0100
To: "rcorominas@technosite.es" <rcorominas@technosite.es>
CC: Jon Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>, Aurélien Levy <aurelien.levy@temesis.com>, WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D4D1B2C8-65A4-4AB1-8B8F-1EE1698C181F@nomensa.com>
On 17 Jul 2014, at 08:36, Ramón Corominas <rcorominas@technosite.es> wrote:
> Although I agree that a responsive approach works better, RWD is not 
> needed to create a page that is usable with text increased up to 200%. 
> Liquid layouts existed since the Paleolitic of the web, and they still 
> work! <wink>

Indeed, a responsive site *is*  a liquid site, but with breakpoints.

They still work, but like when I was doing CSS-based liquid sites from 2001 - 2009, they fail at the extremes. In those days it used to be necessary to apply a min-width and a max-width (and work around IE). 

The more complex the design (e.g. more columns with mixed images & text) the more likely it was to break down at small and large windows sizes.

The addition of media queries and browser support has helped to make percentage based layouts mainstream, and the (desktop) browsers defaulting to zoom has helped to make that work for people who need things to display larger.

-Alastair
Received on Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:30:02 UTC

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