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Are keywords the answer for font sizing?

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This week's Design and Usability Tactics e-newsletter examines keywords for font sizing in CSS.

Do you use keywords for font sizing? What are the most significant advantages and disadvantages of using absolute measurements, relative measurements, and keywords for font sizing? How do you feel about resorting to CSS code hacks? Share your thoughts on using keywords for font sizing in CSS.

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I don't think it matters that much

by MadestroITSolutions In reply to Are keywords the answer f ...

In the 5 years I have been developing Web Pages and providing support, I have probably seen 1 or maybe 2 people who play with the browser's text size option or complain about the pages.
I think it is a neglegible thing. To me at least it is more important to have the page display properly all the time than risk unpredictable layouts trying to accomodate a few users.
This also depends on your target audience. If I am developing a gaming site, I don't think vision challenged users will be a problem, but If I am developing a site that is going to get people of a reasonable age as visitors, then I could probably think about this issue.

My 2 cents.

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I like how ESPN has handled resizing absolute measurements

by dejesus-tn In reply to Are keywords the answer f ...

They built the controls directly onto the page. Accessibility issue solved and absolute control maintained.

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