New Perspectives on HTML, CSS, and Dynamic HTML 5th edition Tutorial 13 Case 1 Twin Life Magazine
Twin Life Magazine Elise Howard is the editor of Twin Life, a magazine for parents of twins, triplets, and other multiple births. The magazine is upgrading its Web site and Elise has approached you to help with the website design. She would like to give readers the ability to increase or decrease the font size of the articles the magazine publishes to make the text easier to read, or to allow readers to view an entire article on the same screen. Although readers can use their Web browsers to zoom in and zoom out of the Web pages, Elise wants an app that will affect only the article text and accompanying photo, while leaving the rest of page features – the magazine logo and list of links – unaffected.
To create this effect, her sample page has two buttons: one to increase the font size and other to decrease it. All text and page objects that are to be resized have been set using the relative em unit, while the other page text and objects that are to remain fixed in size have been set in pixels. Thus to change the size of all of the resizable objects, your code simply needs to change the default size of the document page body; all of the resizable objects will change proportionally based on the default font size. Figure 13-39 shows a preview of the article and resizing buttons that you’ll work on for Twin Life.
Complete the following:
1. Using your text editor, open twinstxt.htm, tlmtxt.css, and fonttxt.js from the tutorial.13\case1 folder. Enter your name and the date in the head section, and then save the files as twins.htm, tlm.css, and fontsizer.js, respectively.
2. Go to the twins.htm file in your text editor and add a script element linking to the fontsizer.js file.
3. Scroll down the file and locate the fontbuttons div element, which contains two image buttons. Place both image buttons in the fontsizer class. Set the values associated with those buttons to -0.1 for the fontdown.png image and 0.1 for fontup.png.
4. Save your changes to the file, and then go to the tlm.css file in your text editor.
5. At the bottom of the file, insert a style rule to set the width of the inline image within the figure box in the article element to 12em.
6. Add another rule to set the font size of paragraph text within the article element to 1em.
7. Save your changes to the file, and then go to the fontsizer.js file in your text editor.
8. Add a command to run the startup() function when the page is initially loaded by the browser.
9. Create the startup() function. The purpose of this function is to apply onclick event handlers to the two font resize buttons. Create the fontButtons variable containing all of the page elements that belong to the fontsizer class. Loop through that collection and add an event handler to each item in the collection to run the resizeText() function when clicked.
10. Create the resizeText() function. The purpose of this function is to change the default font size of the document body based on the value of the font button being clicked. When that value is changed, all object sizes based on em units automatically will be resized. Add the following commands to the function:
a. Using the parseFloat() function, store the numeric value of the button being clicked in the fontChange variable.
b. Next, you must determine whether an inline style has been used to set the default document body font size. First, test whether the font size of the document body is equal to an empty text string. If it is, set the font size to 1.0em. (Hint: Use the reference document.body to reference the document body.)
c. Use the parseFloat() function to store the numeric value of the document body font size in the currentFontSize variable.
d. Change the document body font size to the text string current font size + font change + “em” where current font size is the value of the currentFontSize variable and font change is the value of the fontChange variable.
11. Document your code with appropriate comments throughout.
12. Save your changes to the file, and then load twins.htm in your Web browser. Verify that when you click the buttons to increase or decrease the font size, the paragraph text and the size of the author’s photo change in response, but no other part of the Web page changes in size.
13. Submit your completed files to your instructor, in either printed or electronic form, as requested.
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