[thelist] front end design: liquid design

Gunlaug Sørtun gunlaugs at c2i.net
Mon Oct 20 17:43:04 CDT 2008

Judah McAuley wrote:

> Under that paradigm it becomes easier for a user to scale your 
> design, even fixed width, to the size that "works" for them on their 
> monitor.

In Firefox, Safari and Opera I set 'minimum font size' so I don't have
to bother about zooming or resizing text while surfing. Guess how many
pages with undersized text found on the web that blow completely or
partly apart - especially in Firefox and Opera.

I've used Opera as main browsers for years, so I'm used to zooming
pages. Works fine on well-prepared fluid and semi-fluid pages.
I'm also used to design in ways so that my designs don't break too
easily or early when browser-options and user-preferences are added to
the mix, and test that it works well enough for comfort - for the end-user.

Some may actually want, or need, to set those browser-options to
something other than defaults, and, mainly for accessibility and
usability reasons, I prefer not to limit or cripple their options.


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