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Re: fixed width or resizable pages


From: Raena Armitage
Date: Nov 18, 2004 10:53PM

On 10 Nov 2004, at 6:38 am, darrel.austin wrote:

>> What about an elastic layout whereby body {width: 50ems;} (as an
>> example) whereby the 10 words/line would not change as the text size
>> is changed?
> It's valid *if* you could ensure that a person's prefered text size
> would
> correlate to the available width of their browser view-port.
> Which is hard to do.

You can do it with max-width so that a large text size doesn't cause
sidescrolling, but IE doesn't get that one. Fortunately there's a
JavaScript to get around IE's shortcomings: