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Re: Allowing font size changes

From: Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:46:35 +0100
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <F282A320-2280-4483-80F7-BEED038F14FB@agosto.nl>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, oscar.cao@live.com
Only area I’m not familiar with is font-size on tablets and smartphones. I know you can zoom the entire page, but that is not the same as larger type. Any thoughts on this?

—Michiel

> On 14 Jan 2016, at 02:23, Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> On 14/01/2016 00:52, Oscar Cao wrote:
>> I want to get what everyone's views are on the importance of having
>> custom font size buttons for a website. You know those 3 icon buttons:
>> smaller, medium, and larger.
> 
> Very low from my point of view. It's functionality built into the browser already, so provided a site's CSS is made correctly, these in-page controls would be redundant.
> 
> There is an argument that users simply don't know that they can resize text/content using the browser controls - but this is more of a user education issue that should not have to be the responsibility of content authors. (same for in-page/custom controls to switch to high contrast mode or similar)
> 
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