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[resolved] Can WP be made aware of Text Size change in IE? (10 posts)

  1. southsou
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My blog looks OK in IE6 when the Text Size option is set to medium or smaller. But if the text size is set to larger or largest, then the stuff in the sidebar gets moved off screen and down to the bottom of the index page. So my question is: Can WordPress be made aware of a viewer changing the text size in the browser? If so, could I then code a set of different dimensions for the index and sidebar divs?

    Thanks.

  2. No, it's all client side.

    POSSIBLY some JS could do it, I dunno.

  3. southsou
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @Viper007Bond:

    Thanks for your reply. Seems like I should then design my side using the largest text size of the browser.

  4. southsou
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oops, should have said "site" not "side".

  5. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Try using a point size for font-size properties ( font-size: 9pt; ) on any css tag, class or id for your layout if you're concerned about this. IE does not touch these through the Text Size setting.

  6. Ah, it only touches like font-size: 10px;?

  7. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Or font-size: 1em; that right. Just note it's not the case with Firefox and some other browsers.

  8. southsou
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @Kafkaesqui:

    Thanks much.

  9. mumkin
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Of course, if people are browsing with their font size jacked-up, it may well be that they require the larger size in order to read your text. Consider the implications for users with limited vision.

  10. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Good point mumkin. One of the challenges of web design is taking every potential visitor into consideration.

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