We have been provided with a Photoshop created specification for a website. It gives specific pixel-based panel widths and various font sizes for different items (in points).
For example, the text in a data grid is 12pt Verdana. The grid is 765px wide.
When rendered in a browser (Chrome or IE) at 100%, the grid is 765px as expected, but the font appears larger than the design (around 20-25% larger in the browser).
We suspected the DPI settings in Photoshop might be a cause, but if anything they should have had the opposite effect (Photoshop doc set to 72DPI, Windows/browsers rendering at 96DPI).
Any suggestions on what we are overlooking? Should the Photoshop file be authored at 96DPI?
Here is another discussion about pt vs px in photoshop and how you can change to px instead. Maybe it helps :)
photoshop pt size conversion to web
Make sure your photoshop document is set to 72ppi, then it will match browser size
Under CS2 its a simple process of going into the Edit Menu -> Preferences Submenu -> Units and Rulers then change the units type to pixels.