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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Relative Font Sizes

A List Apart has a good article on how to do relative font-sizes in your webapps.

Relative font sizes may make websites more accessible -- but they're not much help unless the person using the site can find a way to actually change text size. Return control to your audience using this simple, drop-in solution.

I'll have to remember this the next time I need relative fonts in a webapp. I've just been using "font-size: 12px" on the body and "em" for everything else. Sure resizing fonts doesn't work in IE, but no one has complained yet. And since I use Safari or Firebird/fox all the time, I never notice.

Also spotted this morning - the Sarissa JavaScript library for parsing XML with JavaScript. You might wonder why I care? Because the bug-ridden twisty comments in Roller use JavaScript XML parsing and I could use a better solution.

Posted in The Web at Apr 11 2004, 08:25:07 AM MDT 2 Comments

Great find on the Sarissa library. We just recently started using MSXML DOM to load and parse XML. Looks like Sarissa is a very nice API that will push us beyond our basic use of this. Anyhow, we have found this very useful in making server-side requests from the client, transform the results, and rewrite the client view without ever needing to reload.

Posted by Harold Neiper on April 11, 2004 at 06:42 PM MDT #

Matt, you forgot to mention that Sarissa is GPL, and thus can't be integrated into the main Roller code...

Posted by Will Gayther on April 12, 2004 at 02:17 PM MDT #

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