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Danielle

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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2004, 08:18:09 AM »
Hi trebormojo,

The only issue I have with it and this is what is wrong with a lot of sites including my own.  The fonts are fixed and I have high resolution.  This means that the text is basically too small on my screen and it would be nice if you used percentages in CSS rather than fixing the font sizes.  I am going to start going on a crusade about this and get my site and other sites to start doing this.  As screen resolutions are getting much, much larger, this is going to be a big issue.  Sorry that you are my first one to hear me griping about it.  Believe me, all sites doing this from now on and wanting input are going to hear about it from me.

Oh, not to forget, otherwise it is a great site.  The design itself is right on and I like it.  I usually don't like patterned backgrounds, but this one actually provides perspective without detracting.  Great job overall.  :thumb:

I hope this helps.

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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2004, 02:37:13 PM »
Pheared: thanks for the tip! I haven't figure out the problem, but should by tonight.

Danielle: what res are you sitting at? what size monitor? Should I use ems instead of pixels?

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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2004, 03:06:35 PM »
I've had good experience using ems.. you may need to specify font-size: 100% in the body { } part of the css file to ensure that the ems can't be shrunk too small.

Feel free to look at the CSS file for LittLink.com and take what you need:

http://littlink.com/bhuzl

 :D

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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2004, 07:23:51 PM »
I'm remaking this thing as I go...Here's the latest, dial-up friendly. I think I scored a customer today and I think she has dialup, the old one was just too slow. this one is 5 seconds on a 28.8 connection.

click here

Danielle

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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2004, 07:25:25 PM »
Hi trebormojo,

I am using 1280x1024 resolution, but to think of a site in long-term rather than what people are using now but what everyone will eventually be using, fixed pixels are not beneficial to a site.  You can use 100%, 110%, etc. for sizes and let a person's monitor make the decision on the size.  This would also mean you couldn't have fixed width tables as well.  I would say that, if this isn't viable with your layout, then ems would at least be partially better.  11px is pretty small on my size resolution, and I know people using 1600 resolution, too.

Thanks

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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2004, 07:38:20 PM »
ok, some changes made. Does anyone know if a way to track screen size, monitor depth, and resolution of visitors coming to my site? I can't find one in the cpanel anywhere.