RE: font size equivalence

Subject: RE: font size equivalence
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 13:13:55 -0800 (PST)

--- Janet Valade <janetv -at- systech -dot- com> wrote:
> So, what will using FONT tags accomplish? Anyone who has really weird
> settings has probably set them that way deliberately. If you set
> really weird settings, those people who are ignoring your settings
> will not see the web page you intended.
> I'm not trying to be difficult. I'm just wondering if there is
> something I am not understanding.

I don't think you're being difficult. I think we're having a
discussion, one that I am hopeful will lead to better understanding of
the issues on my part. Others might find it a useful discussion, too,
but I won't speak for them. (I also wonder how long AP will let this go
assuming we're "obsessing about fonts." <g>)

First, I don't use FONT tags. Don't use deprecated tags at all.
Currently using XHTML 1.0 with CSS2 to the extent that browsers support

Secondly, I'm not using any weird settings. I do specify a font of
preference and a font family (but I'm crusading for either). I also set
colors and leading. However, everything is checked with colors, fonts,
and styles taken out of the mix to ensure that there are no readability
issues. Why I even turn off graphics to see how the page renders that
way. (This is a good way to catch forgetting that "alt" attribute you
want to include with EVERY graphic. Also shows you when your page has
zero content for someone who has chosen not to download your sterling
graphics. <g>)

I am assuming that those who don't want my fonts/styles/colors don't
want anybody's fonts/styles/colors and have disabled them in their
browser in favor of their own choices. But I assume they do that once
and leave it done, so they never know how wonderfully I've formatted
the page. <g>

That's why I'm wondering why it's a big deal to not specify fonts. Now,
am I missing something?

Tom Murrell
Lead Technical Writer
Alliance Data Systems
Columbus, Ohio
mailto:trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com
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