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Sara Soueidan
Iโ€™ve gotten some constructive, highly appreciated a11y feedback from my blog readers about using vw for font sizes. Basically, donโ€™t.
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Sara Soueidan 3 Jul 16
Replying to @SaraSoueidan
All comments mentioned how it prevented them from resizing the font size & thus made it less accessible. I'm changing it as we speak.
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๐ŸŒธ Oscar ๐ŸŒธ 3 Jul 16
Replying to @SaraSoueidan
itโ€™s not compatible with min/max font-size, is it? Because combining those two might work well. Or what was the reason(s)?
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๐ŸŒธ Oscar ๐ŸŒธ 3 Jul 16
Replying to @SaraSoueidan
ah, of course. Never mind my earlier question. ;)
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Karl 3 Jul 16
Replying to @SaraSoueidan
out of interest what are you changing the measurement unit to instead?
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Sara Soueidan 3 Jul 16
Replying to @__karl__
pixels! and em where appropriate :)
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Karl 3 Jul 16
Replying to @SaraSoueidan
thanks! Follow up question: Can you recommend any good web accessibility resources? Would love to learn more! :)
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Sara Soueidan 3 Jul 16
Yes! just wrote a book that's available to pre-order. is a great account to follow for links/reads
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Sara Soueidan 3 Jul 16
Replying to @__karl__
I'm looking for more resources myself too, but these two are the ones I can currently highly recommend!
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Taylor Hunt 3 Jul 16
Replying to @SaraSoueidan
You can compromise with `calc(Xvw + Yem)`; still scales for the screen, and still gets bigger on zoom!
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Karl 3 Jul 16
Replying to @SaraSoueidan
great! Will check them out. Thanks so much. :)
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Sara Soueidan 3 Jul 16
Replying to @tigt_
Yes I was using that for the body font but was using vw only for some headlines. Tweaked them for now.I'm refactoring whole site soon
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Sara Soueidan 3 Jul 16
Replying to @__karl__
You're welcome!
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Taylor Hunt 3 Jul 16
Replying to @SaraSoueidan
font-size: Xvw is more or less "engage PDF mode", yeah
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Sara Soueidan 3 Jul 16
Replying to @tigt_
That's a nice way to describe it ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Sara Soueidan 3 Jul 16
I was using that for some text, it works.
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Mike Riethmuller 3 Jul 16
Replying to @tigt_ @SaraSoueidan
"engage PDF mode" - Love it! I might have to steal it. Thanks!
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Benjamin Read 3 Jul 16
Replying to @SaraSoueidan
thanks so much for passing this along :-)
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Sara Soueidan 3 Jul 16
Replying to @muzzlehatch_
Of course! I've gotten an email today about it as well. Feedback like that is always most welcome!
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Jonathan Schofield 4 Jul 16
is there a practical size above which this is not/less true? Eg: if 12vw computes to 38px?
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