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From: Gareth Dart
Date: May 29, 2008 3:40AM
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Georg wrote: "You _can_ also add a stylesheet switcher, as long as the
basic stylesheet allows font-resizing in the browsers regardless of such
a switcher. The simplest (and oldest) switch-version is found here...
<http://www.alistapart.com/stories/alternate/> ...but there are plenty
of alternatives around."
Another alternative, if you want to have text resizeable via elements on
your page as well as built-in browser functionality, is to adjust the
convention seems to be three links (A- A0 and A+).
You can even go a step further and store the user's preference in a
cookie, which your pages then read when they load and apply the
rather than text markup, so if your user is one of the ~1 in 20 who does
won't be three useless and confusing links just sitting there. A text
equivalent for the script content could usefully be a link to guidance
on how to resize text in major browsers.
That said, I've seen this sort of thing around less and less recently.
I'm sure that a major reason for this is the increasing user-awareness
of built-in text resizing capabilities, but if there's some other reason
why they seem to be on the wane, I'd love to know.
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