I’ve been an avid reader of A List Apart for many years. It’s been a long-standing source of information, inspiration and even spiritual guidance. And so it is with immense pleasure and pride that, with How to Size Text in CSS, I can finally say that I am an ALA author.
The motivation for this article was really that I wanted to research IE7 further; to find out how to accurately set text that could be resized across browsers – accuracy and resizability are prerequisites for me. To this end I created a test case and took 161 screenshots across 6 iterations. The end solution may not be all that new to some people, but I felt it important to collate and justify the style rules used.