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danica
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IP logged posted posted 10-18-2002 20:06 Edit Quote

Finally I was able to do my template with all css, but i have one problem... I dont want let the user control the font size and i dont want to turn all the menu text into graphics, How can i do this?

mr.maX
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IP logged posted posted 10-18-2002 20:12 Edit Quote

Simply specify all sizes in pixels (i.e. "font-size: 13px;")...


Emperor
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From: Cell 53, East Wing
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IP logged posted posted 10-18-2002 20:20 Edit Quote

That answers the question but I'll shift this to CSS as its natural home (for future reference)

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danica
Bipolar (III) Inmate

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Insane since: Oct 2002

IP logged posted posted 10-18-2002 20:58 Edit Quote

I tried:

font-size:11px;
font-size:11pt;
font-size:90%;

And Im still able to change the font size with the browser view option :'-(

why, why??

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 10-18-2002 21:08 Edit Quote
quote:
I dont want let the user control the font size



Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh. Why not? As a designer, it's your job to make sure your site is useable and that anyone can access its content. Why is a specific font size so important that you have to override your user's settings? If a user has their font size set to large, they probably have a good reason for it. Maybe they have vision difficulties, and need larger text. Maybe they have their font size set to small because they're stuck on a low resolution machine at their school. There could be a lot of reasons. As a designer, it's your job to do your best to cater to all of them, not try to force them into your own box.

In my opinion, an important element of a well designed web page is that it fits the user's needs, and not one specific, concrete appearance. Don't work to make your design impossible to change. Make the extra effort to make your design look good even when the user changes things like their font size or browser width. *That* is good design.

If that's not incentive enough, keep in mind that IE 5/mac, I believe, allows users to resize *any* text at all, even that set in pixels. So there is no 100% foolproof way to stop the user from resizing their text. As should be the case.

Deep breath. Sorry if that sounded hostile, I just lost a game of warcraft because my computer froze. Rrrr.

danica
Bipolar (III) Inmate

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Insane since: Oct 2002

IP logged posted posted 10-18-2002 21:25 Edit Quote

Makes sense..., but i have to admit that u made m laugh (in a good way).

;-)



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