CSS font sizes
jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Aug 18 06:14:55 PDT 2004
Johannes Schmidt said the following on 18-08-2004 11:44:
> Is there a conclusive reason why on some pages of the website the font
> size is so tiny?
There can never be a conclusive reason other then "because I designed it
like that" :-) Fontsizes are a matter of personal preference, screen
size, eyesight, default browser fontsize, DPI, user configuration etc.
But some reasons I went with x-small:
- standard browser fontsize is 16px; my target fontsize was 12px.
- small fontsize better fits the multi-column-based design
- you can resize the fontsize in all browsers
- if you set your default fontsize larger, all fonts for the LFS website
will grow too
Also see this link:
Most importantly though, you as user are always in charge to determine
the fontsize, even though the website specifies one. In Opera, it takes
a simple CTRL-+ to enlarge fonts. You can even set a user stylesheet to
make it permanent. Same thing in every other browser.
For the CMS-based site (which you can preview on
http://test.linuxfromscratch.org/), I haven't specified any fontsize at
all. Effectively this means that the fontsize will become completely
user-dependent (which will probably get me mails why I didn't specify a
default fontsize! :-)).
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