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RE: Font sizes

From: Phillip Pi <philpi@apu.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 15:07:23 -0700 (PDT)
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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For my personal Web sites and other Web pages where I don't follow strict
company's HTML rules, I concentrate on the contents (information) and
accessibility since I consider them important. I don't want to be strict
with my Web pages layout and graphics. I also try to avoid plugins, CSS,
fancy fonts, fancy features, etc. It is not easy to make the Web sites
usable to every single Web browsers, operating systems, and devices out
there. I want to give the users the control for their text colors, sizes,
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On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Jamie Mackay wrote:

> <snip>
> 'I agree
> with the others...use default and let the users system choose the font'
> </snip>
> While I am all for creating accessible websites, I hear the sound of
> baby's going down the gurgler on this one. 
> I think the ability to use different fonts is an important aesthetic
> consideration in the way I design webpages - though of course these
> should always be set as font-families with the default sans-serif as an
> option. 
> As long as fonts are defined using CSS and sizes are defined at a
> reasonable size by ems or percentages I can't see any reason to discard
> them for the rather bland uniformaty of default fonts for everyone.
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