The problem of text on the web

Since I started trying to develop and design websites using standards and CSS, I’ve had a problem with font sizes. Actually, to be truthful, I only noticed it when I started developing for multiple patforms. In previous 3.x versions of this site, I coded font sizes with the keywords: xx-small, x-small, small and medium. Nothing to big. The problem was that Mozilla and IE, and apperantly almost every browser has a different way to interpret font-sizes. It was a pain to say the least. Today I got some closure as to why I had to have different styles just for font sizes! It’s not a very talked about problem on the web, but the CSS Font Size Conundrum is very real. It’s something that every web designer has to think about, because it’s very much a pain in the butt.

On website matters, over the past week I’ve been tweaking the design a little more. Technically I’ve been working on trying to get everything working and looking as it should be. Adding useful information on the side bar and such and fixing gallery to look alright with my theme. I think I’m a good 80% done on the site. It makes me feel good, but I know that I still have a good 50% of work to do. Ugh.

March 14, 2005 10:57 PM HTML and CSS


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