[thelist] CSS: font-size fun!

Mark Howells webdev at mountain.ch
Thu Aug 22 02:07:01 CDT 2002

> Try and use percentages off of 12pt text as a base.  It works fairly
> well for me.
> font-size: 80%; /* makes the font 9.6pts */
> In CSS if the font-size works on a Macintosh Browser the xx-small
> will be unreadable.  x-small will be readable.  Xx-small is
> equivalent to setting the font size below 5pts.

Don't forget that points (pts) are designed for print, not screen, design.
Using points for onscreen design will produce wildly different results
across browsers and platforms.

Mark Howells

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