12 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2008 4:37 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Text: Different between DW & IE

    eldife
      Hi everybody,

      There's a difference between the size of the text when in Design View and the preview in IExplorer.
      In DW CS3, I have applied a style of 85% size to the "p" tag. But when in the navigator it seems to be at 100%.
      Any chance for a CSS and DW noob? :)

      Thanx.



        • 1. Re: Different between DW & IE
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          What size is IE displaying the text at (VIEW | Text Size)?

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          "eldife" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Hi everybody,
          >
          > There's a difference between the size of the text when in Design View and
          > the
          > preview in IExplorer.
          > In DW CS3, I have applied a style of 85% size to the "p" tag. But when in
          > the
          > navigator it seems to be at 100%.
          > Any chance for a CSS and DW noob? :)
          >
          > Thanx.
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > http://perso.wanadoo.es/l935684687/sample/betterCSS.html
          >

          • 2. Re: Different between DW &amp; IE
            eldife Level 1
            View / Text Size is medium.

            Is it the default size or it's "little" I have to use normally?
            • 3. Re: Different between DW &amp; IE
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              Post a link to your page, please, so we can see the code and the appearance.

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              "eldife" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > View / Text Size is medium.
              >
              > Is it the default size or it's "little" I have to use normally?
              >

              • 4. Re: Different between DW &amp; IE
                eldife Level 1
                http://perso.wanadoo.es/l935684687/sample/betterCSS.html

                The paragraph text is 85% in Design View in DW CS3, but in IExplorer 7 seems to be 100%.
                My View | Text Size conf. in browser is "Medium".
                Is it correct "Medium" size? I mean, is it the default text size in IE?
                Do you see it the same size when in browser and later if you edit it in Design View in DW?
                • 5. Re: Different between DW &amp; IE
                  Level 7
                  The text seems to be exactly the same size for me in IE7/FF2x, and in both
                  cases a bit larger than shown in DW.

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                  "eldife" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > http://perso.wanadoo.es/l935684687/sample/betterCSS.html
                  >
                  > The paragraph text is 85% in Design View in DW CS3, but in IExplorer 7
                  > seems
                  > to be 100%.
                  > My View | Text Size conf. in browser is "Medium".
                  > Is it correct "Medium" size? I mean, is it the default text size in IE?
                  > Do you see it the same size when in browser and later if you edit it in
                  > Design
                  > View in DW?
                  >

                  • 6. Re: Different between DW &amp; IE
                    eldife Level 1
                    And, isn't it supposed to be the same size in DW and IE?
                    What could be the problem?

                    quote:

                    Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                    The text seems to be exactly the same size for me in IE7/FF2x, and in both
                    cases a bit larger than shown in DW.

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                    "eldife" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                    > http://perso.wanadoo.es/l935684687/sample/betterCSS.html
                    >
                    > The paragraph text is 85% in Design View in DW CS3, but in IExplorer 7
                    > seems
                    > to be 100%.
                    > My View | Text Size conf. in browser is "Medium".
                    > Is it correct "Medium" size? I mean, is it the default text size in IE?
                    > Do you see it the same size when in browser and later if you edit it in
                    > Design
                    > View in DW?
                    >




                    • 7. Re: Different between DW &amp; IE
                      Level 7
                      On Wed, 6 Aug 2008 16:20:21 +0000 (UTC), "eldife"
                      <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

                      >And, isn't it supposed to be the same size in DW and IE?
                      > What could be the problem?

                      Why does it really matter ? -

                      browsers rarely show exactly the same. Look at your site with IE6 & 7,
                      Firefox, Opera,
                      Safari on Windows or a Mac.

                      Trying to make it identical is like chasing your tail.........

                      Just test the site in a variety of browsers
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                      • 8. Re: Different between DW &amp; IE
                        Level 7
                        > And, isn't it supposed to be the same size in DW and IE?
                        > What could be the problem?

                        No, I don't think it is.

                        The problem is that you are not accepting that you build the page for how it
                        looks in the browser, not how it looks in DW.

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                        "eldife" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                        > And, isn't it supposed to be the same size in DW and IE?
                        > What could be the problem?
                        >
                        >
                        quote:

                        Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                        > The text seems to be exactly the same size for me in IE7/FF2x, and in both
                        > cases a bit larger than shown in DW.
                        >
                        > --
                        > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
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                        >
                        > "eldife" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                        > news:g7c7rr$h6h$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        > > http://perso.wanadoo.es/l935684687/sample/betterCSS.html
                        > >
                        > > The paragraph text is 85% in Design View in DW CS3, but in IExplorer 7
                        > > seems
                        > > to be 100%.
                        > > My View | Text Size conf. in browser is "Medium".
                        > > Is it correct "Medium" size? I mean, is it the default text size in IE?
                        > > Do you see it the same size when in browser and later if you edit it in
                        > > Design
                        > > View in DW?
                        > >
                        >
                        >

                        >
                        >
                        >

                        • 9. Re: Different between DW &amp; IE
                          gordonwd Level 1
                          quote:

                          Originally posted by: eldife
                          And, isn't it supposed to be the same size in DW and IE?
                          What could be the problem?



                          It's probably never going to be the same unless you set a fixed text size in pixels or something. By setting it to "85%", you have to ask "85% of what?". For text that's resizable by the user using the text-size adjustments in the browser, I'm not sure that there's any standard for the actual final size that the browser uses for rendering the text. I don't think that DW has a way of specifying this, so the default size that DW uses is probably not going to match the default for the browser.

                          • 10. Re: Different between DW &amp; IE
                            Level 7
                            .oO(gordonwd)

                            >
                            quote:

                            Originally posted by: eldife
                            > And, isn't it supposed to be the same size in DW and IE?
                            > What could be the problem?
                            >

                            >
                            > It's probably never going to be the same unless you set a fixed text size in
                            >pixels or something.

                            Even then it doesn't have to appear the same across different browsers.
                            There are a lot of things the author can't control.

                            >By setting it to "85%", you have to ask "85% of what?".

                            85% of the user's preferred font size.

                            But 85% is definitely too small for normal text, it should be around
                            95-100%, not less. If it appears too big then, it usually just means
                            that you've used an inappropriate font like Verdana for example.

                            Micha
                            • 11. Re: Text: Different between DW &amp; IE
                              eldife Level 1
                              Ok, It seems I had the wrong idea that, being DW a kind of "visual" editor, it should show the same appearance in its design view than in the browsers (even with differences between browsers). I'll rather use pixels as the size for text from now on. And, Murray, I DON'T have any problem accepting anything. There's a difference between that and NOT knowing something. As I stated in my first post I am a newbie in all these things. Anyways, thanks to everybody for your time and answers.

                              Regards from Spain.
                              • 12. Re: Text: Different between DW &amp; IE
                                Level 7
                                Good luck!

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                                "eldife" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                                > Ok, It seems I had the wrong idea that, being DW a kind of "visual"
                                > editor, it
                                > should show the same appearance in its design view than in the browsers
                                > (even
                                > with differences between browsers). I'll rather use pixels as the size for
                                > text
                                > from now on. And, Murray, I DON'T have any problem accepting anything.
                                > There's
                                > a difference between that and NOT knowing something. As I stated in my
                                > first
                                > post I am a newbie in all these things. Anyways, thanks to everybody for
                                > your
                                > time and answers.
                                >
                                > Regards from Spain.
                                >