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    Hi,

    I was wondering if many of you totally dropped the font tags in favor of an all 100% CSS site? The font tags when removed shrinks all pages by a good margin and now that most browsers reads CSS I thought I would make the switch.

    What do you all think?

    My site has a LOT of graphics but also has some articles, tutorials and news...should I go all CSS?

    Thanks for your feedback.
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    Touchy.

    I wouldnt do it myself as NN 4 (dont know about 6, but how many people are using it anyways) still has poor CSS support sometimes.

    I would say stick it out with the font tags just to be safe

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    yeah...I just did a test with only CSS and it actually works all the same on IE 5.01, NS 4.75 and NS6! Of course they are on my PC so I will ask a few friends to "test" it before making the switch.

    I just found out that I can modify my browser redirect script as NS6 displays my site the same as in IE...that's a first! hehe. Although, NS6 is extremely touchy!

    Cheers!
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    Yeah. It does. NS6 and IE uese the same style sheet for my site, nortiq.com

    In view of my accomplishments with a 100% CSS web site design, I encourage you to implement it as it really saves you alot of trouble. Also reduces page size/loaidng time for mine. =)
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    I don't use font tags anymore, I was gonna go further and make my site's background image in CSS, but NS4 doesn't support it.

    Of course, I use the <b> tags if I want to bold something, not a separate CSS for it.

    CSS just makes it a lot easier to change the design of the site.

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    Guys,

    What do you use as the font size? I tried using points, pixels, percentage and it's never the same in IE 5.01, NS 4.75 and NS 6!

    The more I read about font size in CSS the more it's getting complicated...I have read about 20 different opinions and it seems that there is no standard at all!

    Anyways, if someone uses large fonts on a 15" or 17" at 1024x768 or so let me know...I hate either too small or too large fonts and up to now the font size 2 was working great but this doesn't work in CSS.

    Cheers!

    Note: seems that Arial with 14px works great in IE 5.01 and NS6...it's slightly smaller in NS 4.75 but it's as close as I can get.
    <Edited by Flywaver on 12-31-2000 at 06:17 PM>
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    I use either pt or px, and they look pretty much the same size to me in IE, NS4 and NS6.

    The real buggers are things like small, x-small, etc. They're the ones that allow you to resize manually by the user's browser in IE, which could be useful for the main content, since some people have bad eyesight.

    But when view in NS, those fonts are really small.

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    yeah...I never used these and also the bold tags aren't the same in NS and IE so I use the plain <strong> tag.

    Cheers!
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    I've been using CSS more and more. The one arguement for using FONT tags is you can set arbitrary sizes (+1, -2, ect).

    - Mike


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    My style sheet has background-image for ns and it works
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