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Re: Content in background images


From: Keith Parks
Date: Jun 7, 2011 5:36PM

Coming late to this thread, but no one seemed to mention this...

On May 23, 2011, at 9:53 AM, Angela Colter wrote:

> My question for you all: how big of a problem is this? I think it's likely
> to be a problem, but developers that I talk to seem to think that if the
> link text is there, that putting the content in a background-image is an
> acceptable method, no big deal.

Another problem with text-as-image is that the text cannot be scaled.

Someone with low vision (and I'm fast approaching that) should be able to scale up the font size via the browser controls. I do this on many sites with small type, and in fact the sub-text under the "Truck Rental" and other heads is quite small. I don't want to do a screen-zoom, or use screen magnifying software, I just want to bump the font size up a bit.

Can't be done with the text as background image.

Keith Parks
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Student Affairs Communications Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7444
(619) 594-1046


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