[linux-elitists] A modest proposal to web designers of the world (was Re: Site feedback: fonts too small)

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Wed Mar 6 08:43:07 PST 2002


on Wed, Mar 06, 2002, Don Marti (dmarti@zgp.org) wrote:
> The Mozilla pref to specify minimum font size has changed from
> 
> OLD > user_pref("font.min-size.variable.x-western", 10);
> OLD > user_pref("font.min-size.fixed.x-western", 10);
> 
> to 
> 
> user_pref("font.minimum-size.x-western", 13);
> 
> The new version seems to work reliably.
> 
> More info on the customizing page and the bug report page:
>    http://www.mozilla.org/unix/customizing.html.)
>    http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30910 

Better:  use the CSS-2 spec $DEITY provided you to override all font
preferences with sane defaults of your own choosing:

    http://kmself.home.netcom.com/Download/userContent.css

Sample webpage before and after:

Before:    http://kmself.home.netcom.com/Download/test.html
After:     http://kmself.home.netcom.com/Download/test-css.html

The stylesheet is tested with Galeon and Mozilla.  It should work with
other browsers.  It's copiously commented.

Take back the Web.

Peace.

-- 
Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>    http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?       There is no K5 cabal
  http://gestalt-system.sourceforge.net/         http://www.kuro5hin.org

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