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  1. #1
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    Hi again, Folks!

    Here's another (probably dumb) one: is there any way to make the font size apply to all resolutions? Or do you absolutely have to write at the beginning of your site, "optimized for that resolution"?

    Thanx

    °chuz°

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    Specify it in pixels?

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    Specifying it in em's is better. The em measure is based on the text size at the current resolution, and it is defined as the width of a capital M (this is from ye olde days of typography). Good line widths are approximately 30em wide.
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    thanks... Can you specify that in Dreamweaver? Can you tell me how?

    chuz.

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    Code:
    ...<head>
    <style type="text/css" media="screen">
    p {
    
       font: normal 0.8em/130% tahoma, verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
    
    }
    </style>
    </head>...
    This follows the format of: weight, size, leading, typeface(s).

    Code:
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.</p>
    Try working in Dreamweaver's code view for a bit.

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    thanx!!!

    chuz.

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    Trico, what does the leading do? 130%

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    The 130% refers to the line height, and it is defined as the distance between the base of the line to the base of the line above it (and below it).

    I generally find that increasing the default line spacing adds a modern clean look and makes the text easier to read.
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