why is this site's font so small?

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Christina

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Mar 12, 2002, 3:28:06 PM3/12/02
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http://home.peoplepc.com/help/helpinfo/index.asp

i'll be writing to them about this and would
like to be able to point out their error.

Dave A

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Mar 12, 2002, 7:15:45 PM3/12/02
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On 12 Mar 2002 12:28:06 -0800, christ...@yahoo.com (Christina)
wrote:

>http://home.peoplepc.com/help/helpinfo/index.asp

If you don't like sites that have small font sizes on your display,
set a minimum font size for Opera to display by going to File >
Preferences > Fonts and colors > Minimum font size (pixels) and
increase the value in the box until this site is legible for you (the
best value depends on your screen size, display resolution and your
eyesight). Then only the users of other browsers will have to give
themselves headaches when web site designers code their pages to
display very small text.

Dave S

Rijk van Geijtenbeek

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Mar 13, 2002, 8:47:51 PM3/13/02
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On Wed, 13 Mar 2002 00:15:45 +0000, Dave A <dav...@NO-SPAMoperamail.com>
wrote:

While your solution works to remedy the situation, in this case the
designer was not to blame for the problem with Opera's display.


There's this rule on top of the stylesheet:

* {font-size:100%;font-family:verdana,sans;color:black;}

This means: set every element's font-size at 100% of the inherited
value. Unfortunately, Opera has a bug where 100% actually works as the
inherited value minus 1 pixel. This works out to illegible for deeply
nested elements! The solution for the page author is simple: don't
specify this rule. It is superfluous anyway, so removing it should not
have a negative impact on the display in other browsers.

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Dave A

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Mar 14, 2002, 7:48:34 AM3/14/02
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On Thu, 14 Mar 2002 02:47:51 +0100, Rijk van Geijtenbeek
<ri...@opera.com> wrote:

>While your solution works to remedy the situation, in this case the
>designer was not to blame for the problem with Opera's display.
>
>
>There's this rule on top of the stylesheet:
>
>* {font-size:100%;font-family:verdana,sans;color:black;}
>
>This means: set every element's font-size at 100% of the inherited
>value. Unfortunately, Opera has a bug where 100% actually works as the
>inherited value minus 1 pixel. This works out to illegible for deeply
>nested elements! The solution for the page author is simple: don't
>specify this rule. It is superfluous anyway, so removing it should not
>have a negative impact on the display in other browsers.

If this is a known bug in Opera, perhaps until it is eliminated the
*default* Minimum font size could be increased? Can anyone enjoy
reading text that has been shrunk down to 6 pixels?

Dave A

Rijk van Geijtenbeek

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Mar 14, 2002, 8:20:38 AM3/14/02
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On 14 Mar 2002 08:44:51 GMT, Dave <n...@btopenwound.com> wrote:

>Rijk van Geijtenbeek <ri...@opera.com> wrote:
>>

>> Unfortunately, Opera has a bug where 100% actually works as
>> the inherited value minus 1 pixel. This works out to illegible for
>> deeply nested elements!
>

>Will this bug be fixed in the next release?

I'm afraid not :(

There are a few open issues with CSS support, that are not getting fixed
right now because they don't affect much pages/users.
They are on hold as the developers for that part of the browser are
working on a completely new rendering engine, which Opera needs to be
able to display dynamic pages.

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