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Re: text only zoom


From: Chaals McCathie Nevile
Date: Jun 17, 2016 9:58AM

On Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:05:49 +0200, Olaf Drümmer < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> I'd definitely urge everybody to put the focus on responsive design.


> Just scaling the text may cause all kinds of hard to avoid issues (and
> wouldn't a vision impaired user want to see icons and other such stuff
> enlarged at the same time?). Good responsive design ensure that when
> using zoom, all aspects are zoomed reasonably well in relationship to
> each other and in relation to the view port, and of course, horizontal
> scaling should never become necessary.

Somewhere between 500% and 1000% there probably is a case for horizontal
scaling. And good responsive design needs to do more beyond 300% or so.

> In retrospect, text only zooming appears more like a workaround from
> times, when only few people would understand what responsive design is.

In memory, that's exactly what happened.

>> On 17.06.2016, at 16:45, Joseph Sherman < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Following up on this: Given that FireFox is the only browser that
>> allows for Text-only zoom; that responsive design eliminates horizontal
>> scrolling; and almost none of the sites I visited worked perfectly with
>> 200% text-only zoom- Should text-only zoom still be a (high) concern?

Responsive design that doesn't consider text-only zoom seems to be a bit
broken still.

Is text-only zoom really dead? I might be on a limb, but I'm not inclined
to write it off.


Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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