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

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From: _mallory
Date: Feb 25, 2016 7:05AM


On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 01:55:12PM +0000, Alastair Campbell wrote:
> Hi Guy,
>
> I don't think we mean quite the same thing.
>
> If you size everything in EMs (and I mean everything, including layout,
> text and images/video), then text-sizing acts in the same way as zoom.
>
> What others (e.g. Jonathan) are saying is that text-sizing *without*
> affecting layout or triggering a media query is needed.

One problem I have with browser zoom vs text zoom is images that get
zoomed too and becoe blurry, if they are sitting next to text, it's
nasty having blurry stuff in the edge of my sight. But that's me, that's
why I used to only use Text Zoom.

However I also discovered that unless the website is a single column, and
a single column only, enlarging only the text but not the containers
fails, hard and early, once you are dealing with a language that doesn't
have all the short simple words English has. Once you're on a website
talking about volksgezondsheidverzekeringen, you really do need the
layout to respond, or not have much of a layout in the first place.

Also, I've run across this and the issue he shows as a demo hits again
languages with long words pretty quickly:
https://vasilis.nl/nerd/using-pixels-polite/

Just wanted to throw those into the discussion.

cheers,
_mallory