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From: Michael Stenitzer
Date: May 29, 2008 4:10AM


On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 11:47 AM, Tim Beadle < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Gareth Dart < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> 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
>> font size of the body tag via javascript onclick events: a common
>> convention seems to be three links (A- A0 and A+).

i think the widly spread convention "A- A0 and A+" is not a very good idea.
first it might be not very obvious for unexperienced users what A+
etc. really means.
second the linked area is just too small - we are designing a feature
for visually impaired users!

we therefore recommend to use a text link "increase text-size".

cheers, michael
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