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RE: Controlling text-resizing in IE

From: Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@appcomp.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 18:41:38 -0500
Message-ID: <86BF1235655FD411BF4100C0F017B8A301F84B@SERVER1>
To: christopher masterman <cmasterman@mediaone.net>, www-style@w3.org
If you set the text size as an absolute point value, this won't happen. Keep
in mind that it's impolite to your elderly users to prevent them from seeing
larger fonts. (Also impolite to users who want to see a lot of tiny text.)
You can size your table (with CSS) in "em" units, so the table will grow
with larger font sizes.

-----Original Message-----
From: christopher masterman [mailto:cmasterman@mediaone.net]
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 6:36 PM
To: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Controlling text-resizing in IE


I'm trying to accomodate for the feature of text-size change in IE (View >>
text-size >> smallest, smaller, etc.) in a page I'm building.  The sliced
image I am using as a left navbar breaks apart if the text-size is set too
large, but if I extend the height of the cell to accomodate the largest
size, then viewed on smallest it takes forever to scroll down to the bottom,
ie there's a huge gap between the end of the text and the end of the page
when the text-size is set to smallest.  Is there a way to disable or control
this feature?  There seems to be on some sites I've been viewing (cnn.com,
etc.), but I'm not fiding it in the source.  Is it something to control with
styles?

Also, is the breaking up of the navbar images a result of having only one
table for the page?  Would I need to go in and create a left table and right
table nested inside of one larger table or are there alternatives?  (The
shell of the page is complete-- I'm adding the content at this point) ?

Thanks,

Chris
Received on Tuesday, 3 April 2001 19:46:00 GMT

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