I was wondering - why does the font weight in IE always seem to be a bit heavier than Mozilla or Netscape? I assume this has something to do with the default way IE renders text, but how to standardize it? For instance, I'm working on a simple site for my mother-in-law:
The style sheet is here:
It's obviously just being designed, and is quite incomplete. I'm just looking for an overall "look" now. I like the weight at which IE displays then font - very readable. Mozilla / Netscape display it lighter and less prominent. When I up the font weight in my style sheet, it looks good in Mozilla / Netscape but is then too heavy in IE. Is there a way to standardize font weight across browsers? The only way I can think of is to use IE conditional statements to call different style sheets based on whether a visitor is using IE or something else. This seems kinda bloated. Surely there's a better way?
Sorry if this is a dumb question... if you couldn't tell, I'm self-taught at this.
One more question, if anyone knows: is there a way to turn a block of text into REALLY fixed-sized font? Absolute size in px still seems resizable in some browsers. I understand that, generally speaking, there are accessibility reasons not to do this... but say you really wanted ABSOLUTE, non-scalable font... can it be done short of graphics?
Thanks for looking...