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text size setting in VS.Net

As I design my page, I want to make sure it looks good if the Text Size is
set to largest in the I.E browser. How can I set my design view so object
appear that way as I build my page?
Thanks,
T
Nov 19 '05 #1
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"Tina" <ti**********@removespamexcite.com> wrote in
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As I design my page, I want to make sure it looks good if the Text
Size is set to largest in the I.E browser.


You do realize that text size is relative... it's not the same on all
computers.

You can attempt to force a standardized size by using CSS.

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Nov 19 '05 #2
Hi,
this is not a problem specific to VS.NET but a generic design issue with
HTML; there is no "setting" you can switch on to "make my site look 'good'
even if user has selected 32pt font and HotDog Windows color scheme at
640x480 resolution, even on Firefox and Mac IE 5.1".

this site has some suggestions if you need to support gigantic font sizes
(could be very reasonable depending on your audience):
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20020819.html

i think the #1 piece of advice if you really need to support big fonts and
unknown resolutions: keep your page layout very very simple. Simple is not
a bad thing- see: Google.
Option 2: allow users to select an alternate style sheet for big/simple text
version of your pages. If a user has selected large font size they probably
did it for a reason... you shouldnt override their preference. more work
for you though.
Option 3: at beginning of project, put this in your specification: "this
site will be designed for use at bla bla bla resolutions and standard font
sizes", and make sure the client signs off on that and understands the
tradeoffs.

HTH,
Premier JiangZemin

"Tina" <ti**********@removespamexcite.com> wrote in message
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As I design my page, I want to make sure it looks good if the Text Size is
set to largest in the I.E browser. How can I set my design view so object
appear that way as I build my page?
Thanks,
T

Nov 19 '05 #3

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