RE: CSS Font Sizes and Macs

by Melanie Gann <mgann(at)>

 Date:  Fri, 29 Sep 2000 10:25:28 -0400
 To:  Michael Heliker <Michael.Heliker(at)>,
Tamara Abbey <tamara(at)>,
"'Nathan Lyle'" <natlyle(at)>
 Cc:  hwg-techniques(at)
 In-Reply-To:  ncrel
  todo: View Thread, Original
So I asked this question before and got no answer, but
is there anyway using Javascript to check the platform type
and conditionally load in  a specific CSS fiel for that platform?

At 08:12 AM 9/29/00 -0500, Michael Heliker wrote:
>'s the other way around. Macs display at 72 dpi, and pcs at 96.
>We did some tests here at work to confirm this.
>But 72dpi works on all monitors. Worst case scenario, pc machines will
>display your stuff a 'little' smaller than macs. But ALL will be able to see
>> ----------
>> <Tamara>
>> >And, the plot thickens -- *point* is a print measurement and, just as RGB
>> >and CMYK don't come close, neither do points and video monitors.
>> >Pixels does work and it has been strongly recommended, but even that's
>> not
>> >perfect. I just learned from another list that Macs display at 96 dpi and
>> >PCs at 72 which means there will always be differences. I think it is
>> going
>> >to be a matter of your audience and what you can live with.
Melanie Gann
Second Street Web Design

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