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Re: Proposal: font-size: auto

From: alan ball <balala00@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 07:57:33 -0700 (PDT)
To: Zoffix Znet <zoffix@zoffix.com>, Windy Road <tom@windyroad.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <144530.47262.qm@web34514.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Indeed.

I like the idea, but the pixel-size of the browser
vieport doesn't necessarily mirror the size of the
screen resoloution. Such a dynamic font size would
have to be dependant on both local screen res, and
optimum font size for the viewport.

Eg: On a 24" screen (for argumanets sake - 1900x1200)
I have several browser windows open - I vary from
stretched browser windows to smaller windows so i can
work on different things. If the window is resized
from 1200 pixels to 800 pixels, based on your demo,
the font would be unreadable. 

On a 12" screen (800x600) however, the font size may
be disproportionally large. 

with font size, I think it's probably better to have a
'size-family' taking a minimum size, and maximum size,
then adjusting depending on the screen res. 

Alan

--- Zoffix Znet <zoffix@zoffix.com> wrote:

> 
> On Mon, 2007-04-06 at 11:31 +1000, Windy Road wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I would like to propose a new "auto" value for the
> "font-size"
> > property.  When set the broswer would try to
> automatically set the
> > font-size, based on the element width, margins and
> padding ( (e.g.
> > width: 50em; margin: 1em; padding: 1em).
> > 
> > A javascript simulation of the desired behaviour
> is available at
> > 
> >
> http://windyroad.org/static/resolution-independence/
> > 
> > Thoughts?
> > 
> 
> Follow up to my previous comment...
> 
> I think the algorithm should implement something
> like minimum font
> size/maximum font size BEFORE the browser setting
> kicks in. As to limit
> the range in which the "font-size: auto" would
> resize the fonts.
> -- 
>         Thank you for your time.
>                 Regards, Zoffix Znet
>                 ( http://zoffix.com ,
> http://haslayout.net )
> 
> 
> 



       
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