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RE: CSS and absolute sizes

From: Lauke PH <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 14:29:51 -0000
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Wouldn't absolute sizes for width, padding, etc make a site potentially unusable (or at least difficult to use) on devices with smaller and/or bigger screen sizes ? (I'm thinking horizontal and vertical scrolling on a PDA screen, for instance)
If it has to be absolute sizes, it would probably be a good idea to offer alternative or media-specific stylesheets, in my opinion.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Isofarro [mailto:w3evangelism@faqportal.uklinux.net]
Sent: 27 March 2003 11:49
To: Daniel Hillier; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: CSS and absolute sizes

From: "Daniel Hillier" <DHillier@visionict.com>
Subject: FW: CSS and absolute sizes

> Just working on a CSS designed what is the current thinking about using
> absolute sizes within the CSS sheet for borders and page layouts?

Nothing wrong with absolute sizes for layout (for example widths, paddings
and margins), as long as the text is still readable when resized. Most fixed
width layouts cannot handle textsize being increased, then readability and
accessibility are affected.
Received on Thursday, 27 March 2003 09:30:56 UTC

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