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Re: SC. 1.4.4 Resize Text is a really good tool to detect bad design.

From: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 00:32:41 +0200
Message-ID: <5015BA09.2050603@ramoncorominas.com>
To: wed@csulb.edu
CC: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Indeed, I need a different color change, since my low vision needs high 
contrast with black background and white for most text (wink)


Wayne clarified:

> Yes CSS is not a perfect test.  But when it works you can get a nice
> uniform view.  Sometimes simple text-enlargment causes such distortion
> with large headings it get hard to assess what is going on.
> Mostly these comments apply mostly to consultants and developers who
> have control over the sight.  It is for pre-release testing or
> retrofit testing.
> My own example of use is not unusual.  I have a simple bludgeon style
> sheet for quick reads
> /*****************************************************
> 		Dark on Tan for Reading
> *******************************************************/	
> /* Default preferences */
> html   {background-color: #AB9B79 !important;
>     color:  #000000 !important;
>     font-size: 28px !important;
> 		line-height: 1.3!important;
> 		font-family: tahoma !important;
> }
> html  * {background-color: inherit !important;
>         color: inherit !important;
>         font-size: 1em !important;
> 		line-height: inherit !important;
> 		font-family: inherit !important;
> }
> In firefox is use 28px in general, 24px min in my options.
> When these fail, I shut off options and do text-only enlarge.
> This is not a bad use pattern.  So, it is a pretty good quick-test
> pattern.  Only the t,ext-only zoom is required.  Note that my
> line-height forces some line-squeezing away, but you can cut out the
> line height lines to see some lines squeeze together in bad code.
> I do not suggest this as an only test, but it does reveal some
> unacceptable rigidity.  You probably do not need the color change, I
> do.
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