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Re: Any official clarification on Text-only zoom and RWD?


From: Jordan Wilson
Date: Feb 23, 2016 1:52PM

Thanks for the responses everyone its helpful. I was definitely asking for responsive sites.

If anyone has any techniques or examples of responsive sites that ALSO support text-only zoom without breaking I'd appreciate it.

On 2/23/16, 3:42 PM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of Snahendu Bhattacharya" < <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

>Also, Technique G178, "providing controls on the web page that allow users
>to incrementally change the size of all text on the page upto 200%"
>Don't want to hijack the discussion, but would like to mention technique
>G174 also talks about one such 'in-page' control related to controlling the
>contrast of the page.
>Question is, are these mandatory to implement these controls or how to
>decide whether to have it or not.
>Though I understand and agree with Jared's point on overhead and
>On Feb 23, 2016 3:22 PM, "Snahendu Bhattacharya" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Agreed Patrick!
>> I was mentioning about non-responsive web pages, where relative
>> measurements of font and container sizes are not maintained, would have the
>> risk of horizontal scrolling. Also, if user is using the 'browser zoom
>> only', some user agents will introduce horizontal scroll.
>> So according to me, 'zoom text' have 3 aspects.
>> 1. User should be able to zoom the 'text only' besides browser zoom.
>> 2. While zoomed, content should be visible, readable and understandable.
>> 3. User should have a definite way to zoom the text by user agents.
>> Question is, in other words, are we encouraging responsive implementation?
>> As WCAG doesn't talk about that clearly but indicates to the same.
>> On Feb 23, 2016 3:04 PM, "Patrick H. Lauke" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>> wrote:
>>> On 23/02/2016 19:10, Snahendu Bhattacharya wrote:
>>>> Also, browser zoom introduces a good amount of horizontal scrolling,
>>>> which
>>>> itself causes a barrier in accessing the page.
>>> Not if the responsive approach was done properly, as it would then simply
>>> trigger different media query breakpoints, and the fluid approach (which is
>>> part of RWD's core tents) should also avoid horizontal scrolling.
>>> P
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