Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    mcjacksonnelson's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2008
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    375
    Specs:
    2.53 Intel Core Duo Mac Mini; 4g RAM; 350g HD, OS 10.6.3
    Px, Pt or Percentage?
    hey all,

    in your guys' opinion, what's best to use when formatting text for web? Pixels, Points or Percentage? And what is the advantages/disadvantages of each? Thanks in advance.
    "You can't fight in here, this is the war room!"

    CONSTRUCTIV Art & Design

  2. #2

    vansmith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    19,782
    Specs:
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    I'm just now starting to seriously dabble in web design but from my perspective, percentages are the best way to format objects because it ensures a level of consistency. Again, I'm just beginning to design pages so some one more knowledgeable may be able to give you a better reason for choosing one method over another.
    Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
    M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
    Writing a Quality Post

  3. #3

    mcjacksonnelson's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2008
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    375
    Specs:
    2.53 Intel Core Duo Mac Mini; 4g RAM; 350g HD, OS 10.6.3
    yeah, im pretty new to web design myself. and after looking at other people's source code on their pages, they all seem to use something different.
    "You can't fight in here, this is the war room!"

    CONSTRUCTIV Art & Design

  4. #4

    D3v1L80Y's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 02, 2004
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    12,456
    Specs:
    MacBook
    Text for web should be formatted using points.
    Graphics for web should be formatted using pixels.
    Percentages should be used for structural elements like tables and such.
    __________________________________________________
    Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

    mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
    MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
    Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.


  5. #5

    mcjacksonnelson's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2008
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    375
    Specs:
    2.53 Intel Core Duo Mac Mini; 4g RAM; 350g HD, OS 10.6.3
    awesome, thanks for the info. one more question. when i preview my layout in safari it looks great. but when i preview it in explorer, all of my text formatting is gone, color, size, font, etc..... i know its a user issue, so i made all my font preferences in explorer the same as my layout, but it still blows everything out. not sure whats going on.... thanks for all you help guys.
    "You can't fight in here, this is the war room!"

    CONSTRUCTIV Art & Design

  6. #6

    xstep's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 25, 2005
    Location
    On the road
    Posts
    3,231
    Specs:
    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    What version of Exployer and on which platform (Mac/Windows)?

    Also, are you using CSS or font/size tags?
    CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

    Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.

  7. #7

    louishen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,968
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    I myself have found that text sizes can vary cross platform using points, so have started using pixels to specify type size
    Member of the Month September 2008 & August 2012 | Found advice useful? use the rep system

  8. #8

    xstep's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 25, 2005
    Location
    On the road
    Posts
    3,231
    Specs:
    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    I prefer em because you leave the default size choice to the user viewing your pages and set offsets from that as desired. Still, web page developers could do something stupid like make their text so small that I have to then enlarge all of their pages. In the last couple of years I've noticed many sites making the text very small so that it looks pretty on their layouts. This is becoming very annoying. Sometimes I find the text size in these very threads too small. Hmm. Maybe age is catching up to me?

    Here is a nice relatively short explanation; CSS Font Size Explained.
    CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

    Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Battery percentage?
    By RustProofCorn in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-30-2011, 12:41 PM
  2. Battery Percentage Reading
    By shane82388 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-07-2007, 09:34 AM
  3. Battery Percentage Top Right
    By Liam in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-14-2007, 10:20 AM
  4. battery percentage
    By guant in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-25-2007, 12:41 AM
  5. Percentage of MAC Users
    By Simon in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-23-2003, 08:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •