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IE Highlighting Bug

Sent by David Hucklesby on 30 March 2006 05:05


On Wed, 29 Mar 2006 10:14:49 -0800 (PST), Colin Sheaff wrote:
>
> As to the 10px font size, this was to tie the text size as much as 
> possible to the graphics of the site. 

You might like to take a look at graphics text vs. your 10px text with 
the aid of a magnifier. (The one in Windows that comes under Start > All 
Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > Magnifier will do.) Crank it up 
to five times or more and notice the difference between the graphics and 
the regular text.

Text created by graphics tools are usually anti-aliased - they have 
"hints" of gray around the characters to make them easier to read. The 
regular content text generally does not.

Bottom line - the text created by graphics tools is likely to be easier 
to read than regular text of the same size. Regular text needs to be 
larger to compensate for this. Moreover, there is likely much more 
regular text than graphics text. While I am okay with reading the fine 
print on a CD cover, I would not want to read a whole magazine printed 
that small!

Cordially,
David
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David Hucklesby, on 3/29/2006
<http://www.hucklesby.com/>
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