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    Smile Website incompatible with larger textsizes...problem or no?

    How important would you guys say it is for a webpage to be compatible with web browsers running larger text sizes (in IE, "View > Text Size" from Medium text to Larger text)? I am planning on releasing a mainstream website with many less-competent visitors. To that end, when I increase text size in IE everything seems to blow up to very large proportions, but in Firefox it's a perfect, moderate increase.

    Is this a problem? Should I be concerned that many people running IE + larger text sizes will have difficulty reading my pages? What can I do to get around this?

    Thanks guys!
    -influxer

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    Short answer, yes. Using CSS though it's easy enough to control your font sizes so that you don't get marked differences between browsers. Set the font-size of your body in % and then scale throughout your document with % or ems.

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    Hi -
    Well, "less-competent" users in itself sort of answers
    your question! Lots of people [believe it or beat it]
    don't even bother to notice they can control the
    basic font sizes, themselves.

    I like to use -
    body{
    font-size:medium;}
    then % for various font
    sizes in the layout - will
    still be a bit chunkier in IE, tho.

    El
    F-Fox 2.0 :: WIN :: el design :: US


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