HTML & CSS
So I've been trying to figure this out for a while - I have a text nav that has to be pixel perfect, but the fonts are always bigger on the mac browsers. I tried pixel, percentage, ems, and combinations of all of them, but no luck.
Is it even possible to control text that exactly?
No. I visited a client the other day to demo a new site, and found they had their system fonts set to twice the usual size. If you want pixel perfection, stick with print! The web requires us to be a lot more flexible in our designs. The only way around it is to serve up images alone, which is not feasible for the web.
Yeah - I kind of thought that would be the answer. I have to redo the menu with images though - I know it's not great, but if I use alt text it shouldn't be too bad. I'm strictly a coder - I don't have any control over the design.
Usually, using a reasonable fixed size font is all it takes, no need for images, and maybe some more CSS.
Yes, for the most part I find fonts pretty consistent across platforms, but nailing things down tight isn't possible in this game.
No, it's not. But nailing things right is always possible
As always, the lack of an exemplification makes it for a sterile argument. Workarounds, solutions can only be provided in case of an actual test case.