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From NightFly ~* at deadlock Design on 24 August '98
adding to html tables posted by Darin


Hi Darin,

There is no real way to determine what someone else will see when
they browse your pages, there are just too many variables. Pages
viewed with Navigator display a larger font size than Internet
Explorer for that matter.

The only text that is counted as spam is spam. Font size won't play
a role in it unless you're using it to hide something from a viewer.
It is completely legal to use any font size, however, there is a lot
of emphasis placed on headings. If headings are used correctly you
will benefit from a more structured index. If they're not used
correctly you'll get varied results at best.

The only thing that I've found to combat the font dilemma is to
either use a CSS font specification, such as ...

{style type="text/css"}
{!-- body { font-size: 12pt } --} (or whatever)
{/style}

... or specify the font size in the {basefont} tag. For instance ...

{basefont size="2"} (the HTML default is 3)

Other than that, you're at the whims of the viewer and their browser.

I hope this helps. ~*

NOTE: The {font} tag is being phased out of the HTML. In future
versions of the HTML you'll have to use either the {basefont} or
{style} tags. What a relief.

>Messing around with a site these days usually requires a lot of
>tables. Here's my problem: I get a table formated just perefectly
>with graphics and text. And then my boss, who runs in large fonts,
>cruises by and it breakse my beautifully mortissed graphics, and
>otherwise makes the page look like hell. The simple solution is
>to run a -1 font size so in case a "huge font looker" shows up it
>doesn't ruin your appearance, but some engines think that text is
>spam. Has anyone solved this?


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