[thelist] Font size problems with CSS & NN 4.73(win)

Simon Coggins ppxsjc1 at unix.ccc.nottingham.ac.uk
Wed Jun 6 10:33:20 CDT 2001

> I'm using CSS on a major project for the first time, and I'm having some
> issues with NN 4.7X

Believe me you're not the only one - CSS and NN4 just don't get along...

> My CSS as included on every page is:

Have you considered using an embedded stylesheet instead of declaring the
styles on every page. Embedded stylesheets are one of the great advantages
of CSS in the first place. See:


> Now the problem is that when I want to make something size one font, it
> works everywhere except NN 4.7X.  I was trying to do it like this:
> <font size="1">Text here</font>
> after that didn't work, I tried other sizes, but nothing happened.  All I
> get is size 2 font.
> Shouldn't I be able to do this?

If you're going to use CSS then you can get rid of FONT tags all
together, mixing FONT tags and CSS together is probably asking for

> If you absolutly must create straight text as a graphic, make sure that you
> trim them perfectly.  Overall it will save you a bunch of disk space.

I agree with the premise, but actually it doesn't make that much
difference if the images are GIFs, and the background is a single
colour, because of the way that GIF compression works.


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