> However, designers looking for help on this list should know that help will be more readily
available (from me at least) if text sizes are friendly. I was considering taking a closer look at
this site, but simply backed out when I saw the text size. It isn't worth my time to fiddle with a
site that presents me with unreadable text. I just make the assumption that the designer hasn't
done their homework and can't be helped.
Font-size is, by its very nature, subjective - since we're all trying to
judge how others will see it based upon our own eyes, education, and
experience. We all may or may not have prejudices regarding this issue
for reasons of usability, accessibility, aesthetics, etc.
Assuming, though, that a person "hasn't done their homework and can't be
helped" based upon our own prejudices seems a bit short-sited. Everyone
chooses their own path and we can try to influence others through
discussions like this and exchange of ideas, but IMHO we will never get
any closer to the "big goal" if we give up on people who want
information if we give up on them because we've passed judgment on their
skills based upon prejudices.
I used to use pixels to declare fonts when I started using CSS. From
being around others on this list who were willing to exchange ideas
without passing judgment, I've completely moved to using percentages and
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