[thelist] Site Check : http://members.evolt.org/burhankhalid

Burhan Khalid burhankhalid at members.evolt.org
Sun May 5 15:53:01 CDT 2002

At 04:32 PM 5/4/02 -0500, you wrote:
>Burhan Khalid wrote:
> > Hey All :
> >
> > Before I put the layout to bed, I want to see how badly it breaks on
> > http://members.evolt.org/burhankhalid
>I didn't get around to saying how much I liked your layout.
>The navigation is very original, and unlike most original things, it's
>pretty intuitive.
>The whole site degrades nicely to older browsers.

Thanks :)

>Just one thing - why the fixed font-size in IE?
>It doesn't do anything to preserve your layout, because in other browsers
>the font *can* be changed.
>It's really nice when the eyes are tired to be able to increase the
>font-size when reading something.
>Keeping fixed font-sizes in IE just seems like taking the easy way out...

I just changed the font-size property in my CSS to percentage values, so it
should resize using the mouse-wheel in IE. The only problem that I have
with percentages is that I can never figure out what, say 11px will be in
percentages. Its pretty much trial and error. When I updated my CSS, it
looked fine in Moz (RC1), but in IE, the font was wayyy too small, and I
had to (using my mouse-wheel, adjust it to get it to the right size).
Anyone know of an easy way to figure this stuff out? I'm not a print design
person, so I have little knowledge about font metrics. Should I be using em?

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