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Re: percent font size

From: J <j@simweed.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 17:29:26 +0100
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> Also - any good confirmation of why that is better that using point
> sizes.

go to somewhere like www.wokingham.gov.uk using a browser like IE and try to
increase the text size. Can't do it? That's because the style sheet
specifies a font size in points.

Now go somewhere like www.leafonline.co.uk and try the same. The style
sheets for this site specify a font-size in em.

There may be a lot of blind people in the world trying to use the internet
but there are a whole lot more with partial sight and the easiest way for
them to read the text is to increase it's size on the screen. If they can't
do it they can't use the site.

Julian

----- Original Message -----
From: "Angela Hilton" <angela.hilton@umist.ac.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 4:53 PM
Subject: percent font size


> Hi All
>
> Does anyone have any good resources for how to use % font sizes in CSS.
> Also - any good confirmation of why that is better that using point
> sizes.
>
> Thanks
> angela
>
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