[thelist] Video sizing - anyone have any tips on shrinking/compressing video?

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 15 17:44:13 CDT 2009

On 2009/10/16 10:28 (GMT+1300) Paul Bennett composed:

> That being said, more and more browsers* are moving to full page zooming
> rather than text scaling, so things like text and video size will (over
> time) hopefully become less and less of an impediment (assuming users
> are able to set persistent zoom settings).

> :)

Zoom is a defense mechanism. If pages weren't offensive users wouldn't need
to apply defenses to combat the offenses. ;-) Page zoom will not replace text
zoom. Text zoom, besides being a defense, is also a shorthand, non-persistent
form of increasing the default size. Web pages that don't embrace whatever
the default happens to be are broken designs. There's no _good_ reason for
most web pages not to embrace whatever defaults exist, and size accordingly.
That means sizing everything based on em, not just text, at least until
resolution independence built into operating systems becomes the norm instead
of a pipe dream.
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