[Pro] Enlarging text and graphics

from what i understand, it is very difficult to get both the HTML text & the graphics on a webpage to enlarge proportionally when you hit apple + on your keyboard (to manually increase the viewing size of page elements).

here’s a site where it works, at least with Firefox: http://www.genevievesgift.com/.

Anyone know how to do this?

Thank you!


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I use Safari and it works for me, also works on sites I have built
using Camino and Firefox as well as Safari without doing anything to
make it happen… so I guess it is the norm.

HTH

On Jul 27, 2009, at 9:55 PM, andrea wrote:

from what i understand, it is very difficult to get both the HTML
text & the graphics on a webpage to enlarge proportionally when you
hit apple + on your keyboard (to manually increase the viewing size
of page elements).

here’s a site where it works, at least with Firefox: http://www.genevievesgift.com/
.

Anyone know how to do this?

Thank you!


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thank you mike!


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On 27 Jul 2009, at 21:04, Mike B wrote:

I use Safari and it works for me, also works on sites I have built
using Camino and Firefox as well as Safari without doing anything to
make it happen… so I guess it is the norm.

HTH

On Jul 27, 2009, at 9:55 PM, andrea wrote:

from what i understand, it is very difficult to get both the HTML
text & the graphics on a webpage to enlarge proportionally when you
hit apple + on your keyboard (to manually increase the viewing size
of page elements).

here’s a site where it works, at least with Firefox: http://www.genevievesgift.com/
.

Anyone know how to do this?

It’s a feature of the latest releases of Safari and Firefox. In the
‘View’ menu, where the zoom controls are, there’s a new item called
‘Zoom text only’. If you have that checked, the browser behaviour is
as it always was; text gets bigger, pictures don’t. Leave it checked,
and both text and pictures are enlarged.
Good for the user, potentially dangerous for the designer, if you
don’t know about this feature. One of the most prevalent ‘gotchas’
with Web design is that if you put an absolutely-positioned text box
above a picture or another absolutely-positioned text box, when you
enlarge the text in the browser, the top one will expand but will not
push the lower one down to compensate, so one will flow over and
obscure the other, unless it’s an inline ‘box model’ site or has been
made using tables.
This new feature can hide the fact that that is occurring, leading you
to think that your site is working well when, in fact, it’s not. I’d
advise anyone designing sites to have this ‘Zoom text only’ switched
on. Another thing: pictures on the Web are at their pixel size, and
won’t stand much, or in some cases, any enlargement so in a way, this
feature is giving your viewers the opportunity to make you pictures
look a mess :slight_smile: Although I have to say, whatever smoothing algorithm
they’ve put in seems to be rather good.
Be on your guard! I’m sure millions of people are already using these
browsers, but compared to the mainstream, it’s a tiny amount. After
all, most of us are still designing for Internet Explorer 6 …

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

http://www.paulbradforth.com


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On 29 Jul 2009, at 08:48, Paul Bradforth wrote:

It’s a feature of the latest releases of Safari and Firefox.

And Internet Explorer and Opera (which was one of the first browsers
to do it, I believe).


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On 29 Jul 2009, at 11:18, Joe Billings wrote:

And Internet Explorer and Opera (which was one of the first browsers
to do it, I believe).

You’re right, I remember seeing this in Opera as year or two ago. I
thought ‘that’ll never fly’ :slight_smile:

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

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thanks guys!


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