View Full Version : Frontpage Font Question

10-19-2002, 03:20 AM
I have a problem with MS Frontpage 2002.
Here is the site:
So far, everything seems okay HOWEVER the font size is too big for some users.
In IE6, if you go under VIEW>>TEXTSIZE the font size can be changed back and forth.
On the site above, a user with the textsize at Larger or Largest will see the text too big and it would mess up with the design. Is there a way with frontpage to make the size of the site no matter what text size setting they have set on, the font size of the page will be the same size? It is really a problem for people who have it set on a higher font.
Thanks in advanced,

10-19-2002, 07:05 AM
Interesting pic for a dentistry site. Anyway, you can avoid this by using CSS to define your fonts, etc. I think FP2002 has a decent built-in CSS maker with tuturial and/or instructions. Not sure, as I don't use FP2002, but I think it does.

10-19-2002, 08:06 PM
Yup, what he said. If your text properties are undefined the users browser will go with the default, generally black and times new roman, and whatever size the user chooses. You don't have to use CSS. I just use the normal HTML font tag attributes. You should be able to do this by highlighting some text, then finding the pull down menu to pick your font, then choose from a font size of 1-7 and so on. I don't have 2002, but it should be something like that.

10-19-2002, 10:44 PM
Actually, Danny did use normal HTML font tag attributes, but that doens't stop IE from allowing the viewed size to be manipulated. Try his page.

While there may be other ways around it, I've only used the CSS option. It's not too difficult....and recommended learning for those who wish to broaden their design capabilities.

10-19-2002, 10:49 PM
Hmm, lol, I dunno, go figure. I've never had that problem. Maybe it has something to do with the use of the <h5> and such tags...

10-19-2002, 11:24 PM
I didn't look at the site...but if it's a business one and you want to be indexed in search engines, use at least 2 <h1> & <h2> tags (headlines) styled with css. They also command their own line. :D

10-21-2002, 12:35 AM
So what is CSS? Is there a way to make maybe a VB Script on the site that makes the defult font at Medium? Can somebody please tell me if there is a script to do it with? I mean this is a big problem because it can really mess up what people see.

10-21-2002, 12:48 PM
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and is a great way to define how your site should look, like font sizes, colors, background images and what have you. If style sheets are completely new to you, maybe digging through a CSS tutorial is a good idea to get an impression of what you can do with them.
My personal favorite is W3Schools CSS tutorial (http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp), but i'm sure there are others.