[thelist] Friday hlp! A reasonable scaled progression for

Jeff Howden jeff at jeffhowden.com
Sat Oct 18 03:57:24 CDT 2003


> From: Diane Soini
> I'd be really careful with font-sizes that are percent
> or relative units (0.5em etc.) If you have nested
> tables or other containers your fonts will be all
> different sizes. They'll get smaller and smaller the
> further into your nesting you go.

that's why you never assign a non-100% font-size to anything that can be
nested.  you only assign non-100% font-size values to things like <body>,
<h1>-<h6>, <small>, and id'ed elements and/or the tags/classes contained
within that id'ed element. (since an id can't/shouldn't be used more than
once in a document).

percentages really aren't that difficult to use once you figure them out.
they certainly have alot less issues than using things like ems, keywords,

> [...] But I like this one [keywords] anyway because it's
> easier for users to resize fonts if they need to.

um, there's nothing easier or harder for the user when it comes to the
relative size units chosen.  they're either relative or they're not.


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