[thelist] front end design: liquid design

Felix Miata mrmazda at ij.net
Mon Oct 20 01:12:08 CDT 2008

On 2008/10/19 20:11 (GMT+0100) Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis composed:

> Sometimes visual communication requires pixel precision, for example, in 

Sometimes, but it's a far cry from a general rule.

> a TV schedule where pixels represent minutes. But em, ex, and percentage 
> errors widths can introduce rounding errors, which (worse still) differ 
> between browsers.

Those rounding errors don't matter to users. Users don't open the same page
in multiple browsers looking for minute differences to complain about to
other designers.

> This makes them less than practical for such applications.

Actually, done right, they are very practical to users, who want to actually
use it rather than see it in their browser of choice match exactly a browser
they don't use.
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