[thelist] Help with CSS vertical alignment of menu items

David Laakso david at chelseacreekstudio.com
Sun May 3 13:01:40 CDT 2009

Bill Moseley wrote:
> <http://hank.org/banner/index2.html> 
> Again, this may be moot with zooming features of modern browsers, and I wonder
> with zooming available if, in the end, pixels may not be the correct choice.
> Designers get their pixel-perfect layout and end users just zoom to actually be
> able to read the damn thing. ;)

I think the method of declaring user default in percent on the body and 
using percent thereafter throughout the style sheet is safe, reliable, 
and stable. Particularly if the primary content inherits default and no 
text is set less than 90%. This will please children of all ages 
regardless of their machine dpi.

Current accessibility guidelines suggest a page should survive twice 
default. A simple way to test a page for this is to set Opera at minimum 
font-size 32px. Opera>opera:config>type in the word: min>minimum font 

Your menu will not survive with hard coded height. Best set no height 
and use traditional padding/margin to vertically center the links...

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