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Month: February 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Wiki CSS

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:45:27 -0500
William Morder composed on 2018-02-20 00:47 (UTC-0800):

> Television and computer screens keep getting bigger, but it seems that the 
> fonts keep getting smaller. 

It's not hard to understand. The vast majority designers are copycats with good
or better eyesight. They use templates or otherwise copy what has been copied

Screen quality goes up by increasing physical pixel density. To compensate for
the physically smaller pixels that equate to higher density, designers buy
progressively bigger desktop screens, and keep on copying what they were
copying. For the rest of the world, without unlimited funds to keep buying
tax-deductible bigger screens or unable to handle bigger, heavier laptops to
compensate, fonts shrink.

Astute designers, of which very few apparently exist, size using units that
adjust to user settings and take density into account. That means using the
various relative sizing units (not using px or their pt equivalent), rather than
the contortions and distortions produced by scripts that aim to "respond" (in
arbitrary fashion, using px units) to various px values probed for.
"Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Whatever else you
get, get wisdom." Proverbs 4:7 (New Living Translation)

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