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Best practice for font control

From: Bill dehOra <Wdehora@cromwellmedia.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 08:54:06 -0000
Message-ID: <AA4C152BA2F9D211B9DD0008C79F760A5CA418@odin.cromwellmedia.co.uk>
To: "'www-style'" <www-style@w3.org>

A query on the best method to control fonts from CSS stylesheets arrived on
another list which I'm subscribed to, CHI-Web, the ACM's usability mailing
list. The query is from Don Norman: some of you may know him as a computer
usability expert and author of 'The Psychology of Everything Things'. His
company is trying to determine the best (or optimal) way to specify font
sizes in their CSS, across browsers and platforms (should they use pt, px,
em and so forth). 

Given that a lot of the people on CHI-Web are in the business of web
usability, I think it might be A Good Thing to compile the suggestions of
www-style members on this matter, be they from mailed comments here,
recommended URLs, or direct email. I want to post the findings to CHI-Web,
where it can be archived for them. 

My intention is that this will encourage the propagation of 'best practice'
CSS across the commercial web, and alleviate a definite lack of
understanding among many designers on font mechanisms. Recommendations
outside of fonts are welcome.



    Bill de hOra    :    Cromwell Media    :    London

  bill@cromwellmedia.co.uk  :  +44 (0)20 8817 4039  


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