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  • HTML Expand To Fit

    September 6th, 2012
    html, tech
    If I have a block of text that I want to expand to fill the screen, there ought to be some way to specify this in HTML. Specifically, I want to put contra dance calling cards on my phone [1]. I definitely don't want any scrolling, and I'd like them to be as big as possible. I've figured out a hackish way to do this with javascript, but there ought to be a clean way. The hackish way:
    Draft: Trip To Lambertville
    This runs a little loop:
      make font huge
      while vertical scroll bar present:
        make font a little smaller
    
    While this works, I really ought to be able to ask the browser nicely "make this as big as will fit" instead of forcing it to do something so stupid [2]. Is this possible with just html and css?


    [1] To replace the tiny illegible index cards in my wallet.

    [2] Yes, I could use binary search. O(n) → O(log(n)). Still stupid.

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