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

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From: Guy Hickling
Date: Feb 25, 2016 10:29AM


Alastair,

The point I am making is that it
​*​*
*is* possible to make a website that is accessible right up to the WCAG's
200% zoom,
​*​*
*and way beyond*,
​ ​
​with ​no horizontal scrolling, with care and throught.
​I think​
that is what was being asking for in this thread?
​
To check it out would you like to change your font size to 32px (double the
standard size) and do text-only zoom to 200% (both together) on that site
and consider it? (For reference again the URL is
http://www.enigmaticweb.com/index.php/blog/accessibleResponsiveness). (I
also tried it at a 64px font size at zero zoom, that's 4 times the normal
text size and that works too).

I can see a couple of flaws in it that I overlooked - the subheading in the
header disappears under the logo
​​ (which maybe I'll fix some time​
​)​
. But all the content after that is fully legible, needs no horizonatal
scrolling, and nothing overwrites anything else or spills out of its
containers. (The other bug
, if you're curious,​
is in the form labels on the contact page
​.)

The WCAG isn
​'​
t asking anything too much at all on the matter of text zoom, just that
developers design for it.
​ There are sites that do it well, but certainly not enough.​


Regards,
Guy Hickling