I do visit the Web Design forum occasionally and do my best, (little that it is), to hinder people there,
You already know about the problems with different browsers and screen resolutions, and nowadays this is a perennial problem for web site design.
But with this particular problem, have you thought about using subscript? It brings its own difficulties of course, but it will bring the font size down.
I hope this helps
Sometimes I don't get a response in the Web Design forum for days, so I thought I would throw this into the air here and hope somebody can tell me how to do what I want regarding fonts on my site.
I have a small table down the left side of my site that will have clickable links to the main category pages as each separate category page will then have it's own table of contents via graphics or text links further down into the site.
Inside that table I have text only links that I want to have consistent fonts that go with the rest of the site. I use a basic Tahoma Font that nearly all browsers can view correctly, but the smallest I get for a choice is 8pt. It's still a little larger than I want it to be since 800x600 carries a two word line down to two lines instead in order to fit in the table. I don't want to change the size of the table horizontally because then it will overlap into the actual area rather than the lace border it sits in currently.
How do I change the HTML for the font size down to 6pt instead? Can I manually type it into the HTML and have it work or am I limited with Tahoma to no smaller than 8pt?