At work we are struggling with how to make pages more accessible to users with impaired vision, particularly senior citizens who may find the text too small on the page. Coding a fluid layout is the proper solution but more often than not, no matter how fluid you design the layout there is always potential for elements to fall apart. Top navigation bars are a great example.
Now there is this really, really, really great and easy way to solve a lot of these issues and retain layout, and that is through the browser’s zoom page feature. In all the browsers that I have used zooming the page in and out using ctrl – + or ctrl – - works like a charm. The only problem is that most of the people who would benefit from this probably are unaware of this feature.
So now we are back to having to figure out through css how we can control the sizes of the elements on the page in a manner that does not break the layout.
Any thoughts, suggestions, I would love to hear them.