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Re: Font size question


From: Timothy J. Luoma
Date: Oct 29, 2002 8:41AM

On Tue, 29 Oct 2002 08:19:13 -0500, Kathleen Anderson < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> "I was on the state comptroller's page and when I went to this particular
> page: http://www.osc.state.ct.us/finance/whatis.htm I couldn't read the
> links or the text on the page. Of course I'm aware that I can adjust the
> size with the options in my browser but the font size was so unusually
> small. This is unacceptable. Could you please do something to rectify
> this."

My guess is that he uses IE with the font size set to 'smaller'

> The way he ended this last email makes it sound to me like he is
> expecting me to make changes to the site. This site has been up for at
> least two years, and this is the first time anyone has written to us with
> this issue. I have viewed the site in IE, Opera and Netscape, and I
> think it's working OK. I am not sure how to respond. Does anyone have
> any thoughts on this? Is there a change I can make that will make
> everyone happy, including my boss?

If I view the site in IE6 with my font set to 'smaller' it is very small,
and 'smallest' is far too small to read.

If you change your font-size : .95em; to

font-size : small; then it will better achieve the effect and not get 'too
small' (I could read it in IE on 'smallest')

ref: http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day_26_using_relative_font_sizes.html


Timothy J. Luoma

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