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

From: Daniel Hillier <DHillier@VisionICT.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 11:02:06 +0100
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Thanks for you comments I was more talking about absolute sizes for
tables not using them for the font size.  If a table has absolute size
and the font can be made is bigger then on a user's computer then it
would just makes the table bigger.

OK this might make the layout of the site look different but I'm sure
that would be ok if they could use the site.


-----Original Message-----
From: jonathan chetwynd [mailto:j.chetwynd@btinternet.com] 
Sent: 08 September 2002 11:18
To: Daniel Hillier
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Using relative sizing and positioning (% values) rather
than absolute (pixels).

The current view is that relative sizing allows the user to control the 
size of the font, and this can be very important.

However, in my personal work circumstance, severe learning difficulties,

at a college, where computers are shared amongst very many people.
Things are not so simple, in particular, students dont have the ability 
to change the font size, and many cannot realize that there may be more 
information off the scree.
further most have great difficulty using the scroll bars, they are very 
small, grabbing them is difficult, and the concept is non-intuitive.

so, yes it is very important,but remain aware that this is not a 
complete solution.


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