View Full Version : Button for Increase font size
07-09-2007, 11:42 AM
If you navigate to http://www.new.3genergi.co.uk
Notice the mini toolbar just above each pages content - with the two arrows and the A+ and A-.
I want the A+ and A- to automatically increase and decrease the text size of all elements on the page. Having tried a couple and not being able to get them to work - does anybody have any they can recommend - thanks
Also how will I use them i have an image map setup atm as follows:
check this out
07-09-2007, 02:47 PM
with a bit of a push and modding this will settle in fine - nice script seen it before but didnt take the time to understand / implement it.
Having done that its looking quite nice... nearly!
07-09-2007, 03:04 PM
Karen S. Garvin
07-09-2007, 03:30 PM
Anyway, could the same thing be accomplished with a PHP script? Wouldn't that be better tolerated by browsers?
07-09-2007, 04:14 PM
Yea im sure it could, except in php it can sometimes be a haslte getting it to function alongside a CMS - like im using.
07-09-2007, 05:52 PM
Well, my philosophy is (and this is where "graceful degradation" comes into the game) that there would always be a standard style/font size and the buttons to change the size (switch the stylesheets) would be generated by JS, too, so effectively this means if you have JS disabled you won't even see any option to resize the text on the page itself (you'd still be able to use the browser's built-in function). After all, this is only an additional feature and not required to read the page.
With PHP there would be additional requests to the server and the page is reloaded entirely which will increase the necessary bandwidth and make such a simple feature really bloated, I guess.
Karen S. Garvin
07-09-2007, 06:01 PM
I wonder what else I'm not seeing with the NoScript turned on. :rolleyes:
I routinely use the browser's ability to increase font size when I'm reading online for any length of time, but it sometimes breaks the page. Other times it just turns into elephant-sized text and is ridiculously large to try and read. Where I've seen the option to change point size on a site it usually works much nicer.
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