[dev-context] new web site

h h extern pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Oct 2 20:32:56 CEST 2004


Siep Kroonenberg wrote:

> 1. What about just using relative font sizes?

i tested al these things with different browsers; in only use three 
sizes (in px measures since they are supposed to be treated assuming 96 
dpi; which seems t be true for all browsers i tested); using a % would 
be nice, but each browser has a different opinion on how to deal with % 
at what level of <div>; actually, i'm really surprised that so many 
sites work at all (probably because of of dirty tricks or javascript 
based css]; safari was the worst: the navigation ended up way off screen 
; i now use a system of more or less fixed sized combined with misusing 
padding/margins as compensation jumps

[i spent a whole week playing with css and margins and percentages and 
... what a mess; search the web for vertical alignment in css and you 
get pretty depressed]

i now made the fonts a bit smaller (tuned for 1024x768; i was testing on 
1600x1200; i keep playing with a way to find a good base size [window 
size dependent] and start from that;

> 2. The site relies rather heavily on color for subdividing the
> page. FireFox and other browsers have an option to enforce the
> user's choice of colors. The page design doesn't hold up too well
> with that option enabled.

hm, i need to look into that; but isn't user defined coloring going to 
spoil about every site that uses colors?

i will probably use different color combinations every few months -)


[i now understand why some sites, like fontshop.be prefers macro media 
based sites, it gives more control and is browser independent]


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