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

Beau Hartshorne beau at members.evolt.org
Wed Jun 6 10:33:32 CDT 2001

Hi Shaun,

I think I might have a couple tips for you. First, I think general
consensus is that you should not use <font> tags, even when you're using
them with CSS. The better thing to do is to use <div>, <p> and <span> tags
to organize your text. The reason your font tags have no effect on the text
is because they are being overridden by your CSS code. This brings me to
the second point. To avoid problems in NN 4.x, you should avoid giving
<table>, <tr>, and <td> CSS font attributes. Instead, try to give your
<div>, <p> and <span> tags these attributes. If you need more than one <p>
style, you can use classes like so:


p.1 {font-family: 'Arial', 'Helvetica', sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;}
p.2 {font-family: 'Arial', 'Helvetica', sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;}

// and so on.


Check these out if you have any more problems with your CSS.




-----Original Message-----
From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org
[mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Shaun M. Anderson
Sent: June 6, 2001 8:04 AM
To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org'
Subject: [thelist] Font size problems with CSS & NN 4.73(win)

Nothing but problems this week... :-(

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

My CSS as included on every page is:

  Body, table, tr, td 	{
	FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'Helvetica', sans-serif;
	FONT-SIZE: 10pt;

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?

I managed to fix it by adding a style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt;" to each font tag,
But I'd rather not need to do that for every other font size that I want.

There are other people working on this project, and making everybody stay
consistant just isn't going to happen.


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.

Most graphics programs will let you "Trim" the images exactly.

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