[drupal-devel] End of lifeing the fontsize module
mike at openconcept.ca
Wed Aug 24 03:53:01 UTC 2005
On 23-Aug-05, at 10:05 PM, neil at civicspacelabs.org wrote:
> Unless someone else decides to take over the fontsize module I will
> of life it. Here is why:
Ooo.. Can't say I'm willing to step up to the plate on this one..
But I do like the module.. Not to say that this functionality
couldn't be accomplished through a theme, but the module makes it so,
so damn easy to implement.
> - All web browsers with sizable text have usable sizing controls.
Which most of our mothers/fathers will not be able to find on their
own browser, let alone if they are at someone else's computer.
> - I can't actually find anything in US Sec. 508 or W3C WAI saying
> resizing thingers are recomended.
Haven't dug into those recommendations. But a few on the other side.
Now, this is from 2002, but:
"Consider adding a button that loads an alternate style sheet with
really big font sizes if most of your site's visitors are senior
citizens or low-vision users. Few users know how to find or use the
built-in font size feature in current browsers, and adding such a
button within your pages will help users easily increase text size.
However, because every extra feature takes away from the rest of the
page, I don't recommend such a button for mainstream websites."
Slightly more recent (2004):
"Relative font sizes make websites more accessible and easier to read
— but they’re not much help unless the person using the site can find
a way to actually change text size."
> - It can be baked into your theme if necessary.
Yeah.. You just have a nice solution right now that helps bridge
what a designer (or client) wants and what a visitor can easily
Mike Gifford, OpenConcept Consulting
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