[AppDB] Increase menu text size

Chris Morgan chmorgan at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 10:48:41 CDT 2007

On 6/18/07, Alex Waite <awaite2 at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes wrote:
> > This should make it easier for people to notice the menu options.  From 10px
> > to 11px.
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Alexander N. Sørnes
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
>   I agree with increasing text size here, but we should keep in mind a
> few things.  Setting text size in pixels is no longer the cool thing to
> do.  W3C feels that it is best to use the "x-small, small, medium, etc"
> values since they respect user settings and accessibility the most.  An
> alternative which gives more control but isn't quite as proper is to use
> em instead of px.  Either is better than using pixels.  Also, this text
> size should be changed on all pages because the menu text size in the
> AppDB is now larger than the text in the menu on the front page.
>   I am part of a large project at my work where I have had to learn
> quite a bit about web accessibility and best practices.  Contrary to
> popular (and lazy) belief, most of it actually makes it easier in the
> end to write and maintain a large website.  Plus the site is accessible
> to more users.
> ---Alex

Heh. No arguments about the lazy part ;-)

Interested in looking at which of those sizes makes sense and sending
patch for the .css file?


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