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Re: Using relative sizing and positioning (% values) rather than absolute (pixels).

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 09:57:54 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200209080857.g888vso01643@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> Does this really make a big different to the accessibility of the site.

Basically yes.  If you don't design with relative sizing, people
are either forced to use pixel level magnifier tools, with a considerable
reduction in usability, or to disable font sizes, which for sites not
designed for relative sizing often results in a total breakdown of the
visual structure.

Once you have turned off author sizing, you have to make a conscious 
effort to turn it back on for sites that do use relative sizes effectively.
Received on Sunday, 8 September 2002 20:24:24 UTC

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