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2011.01.30 10:03, Ivan M. rašė:
Hi Jean-Baptiste, all,

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM, Jean-Baptiste Faure
<>  wrote:
I see on David's screencopy that the size of the font for "Home of the
LibreOffice Productivity Suite" in the header is bigger than on my own
screencopy. I do not understand why.
Sure you didn't apply a zoom factor in addition? Even with a font-size
of 17pt the (top) navbar still fits here..
Yes, no zoom.
Did you try ctrl + 0 (zero) to be sure? just curious... cause I trapped
myself shortly thinking the same...  ;-)
Yes, I did ctrl+0 and checked with and without "zoom text only".
Same problem with last beta of FF4
I've emailed a (quick) fix to Christian to take care of this issue.
The reason behind this is probably largely due to the variability in
the default sans-serif font across operating systems and even browsers
(e.g. Firefox vs Chrome yields significant differences for me).

I'm not sure if it's directly related, but I find it a bit unpractical that LibO website sets base font size (on body) using percent as units. While I've done that myself in the past, I now think that this approach is indeed illogical, because it depends on the browser's default font size, which, in turn, not only varies between browsers, but also is configurable by the user (though I guess it's most often not touched by them). So what we're saying in our CSS is "whatever the default font size you're using, you have to decrease it by 12%".

If you're using Linux, try opening the website with Epiphany – it's perhaps the only browser that sets indeed sane default font size, whereas the default font size in both Firefox and IE is very big compared to the font size in any application's UI. What you'll see in Epiphany, is that most of the text on our website will become unreasonably small for no reason.

My suggestion is to specify the font size in pixels for the body element, and only use relative units for its descendants, if needed. While it used to be suggested as inaccessible, in today's reality, it will work much better than what we're doing now. All popular browsers can zoom in nowadays, so those who have sight problems, can easily zoom in the whole website, instead of just increasing font sizes. As for mobile devices, their browsers are really well used to dealing with this, so it shouldn't be a bigger problem than it is now. After all, our website uses 900px for its width, which wouldn't fit into most mobile devices anyway.


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