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Old 12-29-2012, 05:57 AM   #1
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Question fonts size not adapting to screens

hi everyone! i've started creating ebook for a website (free downloads) using Sigil. they seem working fine but i've just discovered that fonts do not change size according to screen dimension (using smartphone, for instance), which basically make the epub working just like a pdf. i've read the user's manual but not all threads in this forum. can anyone help? thanks and happy new year!
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:33 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to Mobileread.

Sounds like your fonts are using a fixed size, e.g. measured in pixels or actual lengths. Look at your code and see if you have any entires for "font-size" either in you CSS file (if you used one) or in the actual tag in the html/xhtml files. If you do then the units used may be the problem.

Fixed sized units like "px", "pt", "cm" or "mm" will cause the text to be the same size, regardless of the device.

Variable sized units like "em" or "%" will scale with the screen dimensions and zoom levels.

Personally, I don't specify any font size for the base size, and only add it for elements I want to be different, like a title.

If you can't see anything in your code, post a sample up here and we can look at it.
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thanks a lot, ghostyjack! that was precisely the problem. now all works fine!

another easy question for you, if you don't mind. photos/images (size) can adapt to screens or not? and if yes, how?

thank you very much again!!!
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You can use percentages for image sizes. However scaling can give ugly results.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:44 AM   #5
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hi everyone! i've started creating ebook for a website (free downloads) using Sigil. they seem working fine but i've just discovered that fonts do not change size according to screen dimension (using smartphone, for instance), which basically make the epub working just like a pdf. i've read the user's manual but not all threads in this forum. can anyone help? thanks and happy new year!
It's futile to specify too much regarding layout in an eBook. It's not about laying out a page so much as pouring text into a container. The container (phone, pad, computer...) can make appropriate decisions over things like font size, and there will also be user options. Don't over-ride them by forcing an explicit font size.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:45 AM   #6
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For scaled pictures: start with something close to the expected size. Blowing up 5 or more times will look like that happened. Start way Too big, and your device will choke (or bog).
Use a SVG wrapper if you can, so you can maintain aspect ratio. (IMHO stretch-o-vision is uglier than blank bars on the edges)
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:34 AM   #7
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It's futile to specify too much regarding layout in an eBook. It's not about laying out a page so much as pouring text into a container.
That's about the best description of e-publishing I've ever seen.
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It's futile to specify too much regarding layout in an eBook. It's not about laying out a page so much as pouring text into a container. The container (phone, pad, computer...) can make appropriate decisions over things like font size, and there will also be user options. Don't over-ride them by forcing an explicit font size.
e-books are more like sand art.
You pour carefully
and it can look great.
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e-books are more like sand art.
You pour carefully
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Sand painting, Ducks, my sweet. Sand painting. And it's nearly as hard to get right. ;-)

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