Can I 'lock' text size so viewer can't change it in browser?


F

Frank

If a visitor to my web site enlarges the text size in his
browser, it breaks-up all the lines of text and mis-
aligns the entire page layout.

How can I "lock" the text size so that it can't be
changed by the person viewing it in their browser?
 
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M

Murray

You cannot, except by converting your text to a graphic, which is very ill
advised for lots of reasons.

Except for IE6, any modern browser can resize your text. Even in IE6, it is
a simple matter to override the text properties (TOOLS | Internet Options >
Accessibility > Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages....
 
E

E. T. Culling

If your text is too small for me, or grey on a black background, I'll leave
your site very quickly! Please reconsider. You'll may have to choose better
ways to build your pages.
Eleanor
 
T

Tom Pepper Willett

This is not recommended, as users have reasons for viewing the text at
certain sizes, such as sight problems. I, for one, will leave a site that
won't allow me to use the text size I choose.

Anyway, Googling for "fixed text size" brings up some sites, including:
http://www.codeproject.com/html/fixedfont.asp
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| If a visitor to my web site enlarges the text size in his
| browser, it breaks-up all the lines of text and mis-
| aligns the entire page layout.
|
| How can I "lock" the text size so that it can't be
| changed by the person viewing it in their browser?
 
A

Andrew Murray

IE 6 can actually modify text size. View menu >> Text Size. If you have a scroll
mouse, then you can do it with that too, hold down ctrl key and scroll up/down
with the scroll wheel on the mouse.

in the accessibility options you can even use your own stylesheet to override the
web site author's settings.
 
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M

Murray

Tom:

That page is pure nonsense, sadly. I can resize that text in every browser
I own.
 
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M

Mark Fitzpatrick

You can't really do that, and you really shouldn't. A lot of people that
adjust the size do it for their own viewing issues and become angry when
someone tries to force them to view a page in a specific way. User's with
visual issues, eye strain, etc... can become highly aggitated at this.

Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
 

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