[svlug] Browser problems

Walt DuBose dubose at texas.net
Sat Dec 1 18:23:01 PST 2001


Don Marti wrote:
> 
> begin Karl F. Larsen quotation of Sat, Dec 01, 2001 at 03:44:35PM -0700:
> 
> >       There seems to be no standard font or size and <font size+3> is a
> > differnet size on all three browsers...
> 
> Web "design" can never specify a page pixel-by-pixel, and should not
> try to.  Font sizes will vary depending on what fonts a user has
> installed, how his or her system is configured, and what preferences
> he or she has selected for the browser.
> 
> Line lengths will sometimes vary depending on the width of the user's
> browser window.
> 
> This is a good thing, and part of the reason people like the web.
> 
> If something is not clear on one platform you have, it is probably
> not clear on other platforms, too.  Web design needs to work well
> with a variety of possible text sizes and page widths.
> 

One thing I failed to mention that you should make sure your web pages
are no more than 800 pixels wide.  I set up a 750 pixel table and fir
everything else in it just to make sure.

Walt




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