Website Font

When I try to make the font larger using my browser’s controls at , they don’t work. How did they do this?

CSS stylesheets.

Works in Mozilla.

If you always want to control font sizing, don’t use IE for Windows or employ your own style sheet which will override all the styling for all the sites that you visit. 'Tis that simple. (In other words, use a better browser.)

Btw, as a duly authorized and empowered representative of the Department of the Division of Repetition and Redundancy, I must point out that “CSS stylesheets” is akin to “ATM machine” and “PIN number” and is a phrase that should never, ever be used again. Thank you, and have a pleasant evening.

Thanks, but how do you do it?

Stylesheets allow you to specify font size in many different ways (whereas straight HTML only had one way). These include point size, pixel size, percentages, and terms like ‘small’ and ‘xx-small’.

If any of those except percentages (I think) is used to specify font size, it is measuring them as fixed heights in relation to your current display resolution settings and are therefore unable to be overridden.

If percentages are used instead, then you are able to adjust them. But percentages in stylesheets use the inheriting standard (which is too confusing to explain here) which makes them hellish to implement, so I, for one, do not use them.

Font size changes there using IE6.

To give you a for example:
body {color: #FFFFFF; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica;}
This is a style (from an external style sheet) which will set all the text in the BODY tags to have these attributes (unless you override them in the HTML).

Use this in your HEAD tage somewhere.
<link rel=“stylesheet” type=“text/css” href=“style.css”>

Create a txt file called style.css and reference accordingly.

Should control what you want most of the time.

Keep in mind that people with sight disabilities will not be able to change the font size and may leave if they can’t read it as your set size.