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Anyone working on a Mac and not setting any font-size at body level or even
p level in their linked css but finding that while sites look good on one's
own screen they look too big on Windows machines? In spite of using default
font-size (eg. as when leaving font-size out of body or p, my sites look not
"mainstream" in respect to font size on Windows machines. When I look at the
code of sites I regard as mainstream, they too never seem to set font-size
(except for special Ps, H etc) or at least set it to "normal". Setting to
normal in my case results in too big on Windows. My code is all valid, so
too are style sheets. I have noticed this a lot over the years and need to
talk turkey now! What to do?

Ted

Jul 20 '05 #1
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chart43 wrote:
Anyone working on a Mac and not setting any font-size at body level
or even p level in their linked css but finding that while sites look
good on one's own screen they look too big on Windows machines?
I work on Windows (unfortunately). But I regularly view my work in a Mac
(IE5.x and Safari). I do not notice the phenomenon that you describe.
But then, it hardly seems relevant. What's important is that 100% is
right for you on your setup, and right for someone else on their setup,
whatever there os is.
normal in my case results in too big on Windows. My code is all
valid, so too are style sheets.


I doubt you have anything to worry about, but just in case... url?

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Jul 20 '05 #2
Tim
On Sat, 15 May 2004 14:50:27 +1000,
chart43 <ch*****@optusnet.com.au> posted:
Anyone working on a Mac and not setting any font-size at body level or even
p level in their linked css but finding that while sites look good on one's
own screen they look too big on Windows machines? In spite of using default
font-size (eg. as when leaving font-size out of body or p, my sites look not
"mainstream" in respect to font size on Windows machines.


When not setting a font size, browsers use *their* normal font size
(whatever the user wants, generally speaking; and it's changeable to
whatever they want, if it's not). But they can't do that if you fix a font
size, and relative font sizing is still a problem (they may have to make
adjustments from site to site).

You're doing the right thing by not setting a size, you don't need to worry
about how different the text looks on different browsers in this situation.
No more than some TV show producer should concern themselves about how loud
or colourful their show is, so long as they produce it to the normal
conditions. The viewer can adjust their set as required.

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Jul 20 '05 #3

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