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Re: Font size question - resolved


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Oct 29, 2002 12:46PM

On 10/29/02 1:50 PM, "Kathleen Anderson" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> I did - I tried li p { and it seemed to make the list items larger by just a
> bit.

I didn't perceive any difference in size when I tried it. Not sure what is
happening here.

> It does - and I have one other question - I am not specifying anything for the
> headers except the font-family, yet the headers don't get larger in IE when I
> increase the font size. Do you know why that is?

That may be because (warning: speculation) IE offers a lower degree of
change in the font sizing for small headers, like the H5 headers you are
using. I'd recommend using an H1 for the first header (it is the page title
as well) and H2 headers for the rest on this page. Then you will need to
add styles for the headers to the stylesheet - this is what I did for a site
I worked on at http://ncam.wgbh.org/salt/guidelines:

h1 {text-align: left; font-size: 1.5em;}
h2 {text-align: left; font-size: 1.25em;}
h3 {text-align: left; font-size: 1em;}
h4 {text-align: left; font-size: .9em;}
h5 {text-align: left; font-size: .8em;}


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