Linked by Christian F.K. Schaller on Tue 23rd Mar 2004 19:25 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Computer graphics have long been dominated by bitmapped images. However, the free software community has taken an innovative lead by adopting scalable graphic formats on its desktops. Inthis article I cover the history and rise of scalable graphics on the desktop from my angle - as a proponent of its use in the GNOME platform. This article mostly focuses on SVG's progress from a GNOME point of view, both because GNOME has progressed the furthest and because I am most knowledgable with GNOME's efforts. I will however mention major landmarks in other projects where appropriate.
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Re: Re Question in page scaling with Opera
by theorz on Wed 24th Mar 2004 06:19 UTC

The problem with just setting the font size is that it breaks the layout on poorly designed sites.

I also like having the images scaled. For small changes it does look ugly, but when I crank the resolution and scale to 150%-200% the scaling artifacts are much harder to see since the pixels are so small. It all comes down to personal taste, and I prefer a slightly distorted image that is big enough to see over a perfect but tiny image.