Re: common font errors even on pro-designed sites
by "Paul Roberts" <roberts_paul(at)bigfoot.com>
||Mon, 2 Jul 2001 00:39:53 +0100
Strange people say they like my sites because they can actually read them!
check out these links to see why setting a base font is a bad idea.
W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative http://www.w3.org/WAI
Trace Web Access Page http://www.trace.wisc.edu/world/Web/
CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)
----- Original Message -----
From: "howardm" <howardm(at)achilles.net>
To: "D Benfer" <dmb(at)mokee.com>; <hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 10:03 PM
Subject: Re: common font errors even on pro-designed sites
| Just a personal opinion of course, but I would find this annoying.
| I often change the font size setting when I'm browsing because some web
| designers have better eyesight than me and set font sizes too small, and
| because they have no idea at what resolution I surf at I also see websites
| where the font size is bigger than necessary.
| I believe that font sizes should be in the control of the visitor, not the
| designer. Or at least let the visitors change it if they want to. On my
| sites I often put font size=+1 or -1 if I want different sizes on a page,
| but I'll leave the basic size up to the visitors own browser setting.
| .02 cents
| ----- Original Message -----
| From: "D Benfer" <dmb(at)mokee.com>
| To: "Hwg-Techniques" <hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org>
| Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 1:14 PM
| Subject: RE: common font errors even on pro-designed sites
| > I have a machine that has ME freshly installed and the default is not
| > smallest on my machine. It was set to medium. But your point, I feel, is
| > valid. I just switched the font tags on one of my projects to not
| > SIZE designation on any pages. I set the size in pixels through style
| > sheets. Now, no matter what the user does with the font size setting
| > should see the same size text on that site. The only possible exception
| > be those that set their browser to a certain style no matter the page is
| > programmed for, but the majority won't know how to do this anyway. You
| > think the "bigger" sites out there would do something similar...
| > Darren Benfer (dmb(at)mokee.com)
| > Mokee Computer Technologies LLC
| > www.mokee.com | 877-801-1343
| > -----Original Message-----
| > From: owner-hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org
| > [mailto:owner-hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org]On Behalf Of Bennett Haselton
| > Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2001 6:59 AM
| > To: hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org
| > Subject: RE: common font errors even on pro-designed sites
| > I just checked my IE View->Text setting and it was indeed set to
| > "Smallest".
| > Which raises the question: since this was my default IE 5.5 installation
| > that came with a fresh install of Windows ME right off the CD, doesn't
| > mean there are probably a lot of users with this setting? Hence, that a
| > lot of users are having the same font problems when viewing these sites.
| > -Bennett
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