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Re: Why not max/min-font-size? & extend them to other properties of sizes

From: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:34:52 -0400
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Kseso? <kseso9@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <d421c1cd189199014c34a9ae04a470cf@gtalbot.org>
Le 2014-06-17 13:44, Tab Atkins Jr. a écrit :
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM, Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org> 
> wrote:
>> Le 2014-06-16 19:09, Tab Atkins Jr. a écrit :
>>> On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 6:02 AM, Kseso? <kseso9@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Now, we have available units based on the size of the viewport.
>>>> These units can declare on the size of the texts.
>>>> CSS does not have a way to limit the computed maximum or minimum 
>>>> value of
>>>> them.
>>>> I think you should consider the convenience of including the css
>>>> properties:
>>>> max-font-size
>>>> min-font-size
>>>> onto the "Css Font module" document.
>>> These seem easy and useful;
>> How does a web author know in advance the mininimum text size suitable 
>> for
>> his audience?
> People usually complain about text being too *small*

Yes they do.

> , not too large.
> I don't see a problem here. This lets authors set a font-size in
> something useful but possibly variable, but ensure it doesn't get
> smaller than, say, 16px.

A preferred font size (for legibility, readability purposes) expressed 
in pixels depends on the pixel density. A preferred font size (for 
legibility, readability purposes) expressed in pixels relates to the 
pixel density. No?

>> How can a web author know the pixel density of my screen resolution? 
>> (eg
>> 96DPI)
> What relevance does this have?

Let's say I use a 96DPI and a minimum font size (browser setting) set to 
16px. If or when I increase pixel density of my device, then my minimum 
font size for reading, legibility will have to be increased 
proporitionnally to ensure the same legibility. Agreed?


> ~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 19:35:24 UTC

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