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Stylized text with absolute values vs. relative values and scalability on a Mac

I built my company's website and the content portion of the site uses
text with styles with relative values and the navigational part of the
site uses text with styles with absolute values. The purpose of this
was so that the end user could increase the size of the text on the
webpage and only the content portion of the page would scale or resize
but the navigation would not. This works as expected on a pc but the
entire page scales on a MAC. Does MAC not support text with styles the
same as pc so that the only scalable text is that with relative values
(ie: small, x-small, medium, large, etc)? Absolute values conist of
point sized text.
Here is a page sample:
http://www.otpp.com/web/website.nsf/web/companyprofile
All help and insite is appreciated.

Sep 20 '05 #1
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In article <11**********************@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups .com>,
<ro*********@gmail.com> wrote:
I built my company's website and the content portion of the site uses
text with styles with relative values and the navigational part of the
site uses text with styles with absolute values. The purpose of this
was so that the end user could increase the size of the text on the
webpage and only the content portion of the page would scale or resize
but the navigation would not. This works as expected on a pc but the
entire page scales on a MAC. Does MAC not support text with styles the
same as pc so that the only scalable text is that with relative values
(ie: small, x-small, medium, large, etc)? Absolute values conist of
point sized text.
Here is a page sample:
http://www.otpp.com/web/website.nsf/web/companyprofile
All help and insite is appreciated.


This is a function of what browser is being used, not the type of
computer. Firefox on a PC would work just like whatever browser you
are using on a MAC. Your specified text sizes are only suggestions
to the browser, not commandments.

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= Eric Bustad, Norwegian bachelor programmer
Sep 20 '05 #2
ro*********@gmail.com wrote:
I built my company's website and the content portion of the site
uses text with styles with relative values and the navigational
part of the site uses text with styles with absolute values.
Why? Do you wish that people with poor eyesight aren't able to
navigate the site?
The purpose of this was so that the end user could increase the
size of the text on the webpage and only the content portion of the
page would scale or resize but the navigation would not. This
works as expected on a pc but the entire page scales on a MAC.
You are confusing "pc" with "Internet Exploder". My pc with Firefox
and Opera resizes everything quite easily. And fortunately.
Does MAC not support text with styles the same as pc so that the
only scalable text is that with relative values (ie: small,
x-small, medium, large, etc)? Absolute values conist of point
sized text.
Again, that's IE for Windows that has the flaw you are trying to
exploit. Don't do that.
Here is a page sample:
http://www.otpp.com/web/website.nsf/web/companyprofile

All help and insite is appreciated.


Some insight: get rid of all those microsizes - 8pt, 9pt, xx-small
and so forth - and use something we can read on a normal monitor.
Point (pt) is for the print medium, not screen. Use percentages, and
set the content to font-size: 100%;

Fix up your style sheet. You do not need to repeat the font-families
for every style. Do it once in the body {}.

"<!-- Hide script from old browsers" There aren't enough of the left
to require that.

There are 79 errors on that one page.
<http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A//www.otpp.com/web/website.nsf/web/companyprofile>

There are dozens of warnings with your CSS:
<http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?profile=css2&warning=2&uri=http%3A//www.otpp.com/web/website.nsf/web/companyprofile>

Near the "Print this page" button, it says, in plain view:
onmouseover="document.print.src=printon.src"
onmouseout="document.print.src=printoff.src">

None of your nav button tabs work. (hint: they require JavaScript]

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-bts
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Sep 20 '05 #3

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