Any rationale for web designers using the smallest font size possible? My display is running in 1280x1024,
and if it wasn’t for a 19" monitor I wouldn’t be able to tell those horizontal lines across the screen are
text. I still have to squint to read it though, because the height is only 6 or 8 pixels.
I imagine its some misguided attempt to fit more content on the page, to make it appear fuller
somehow. This might work with menus and other “click here” things, but geez, a whole page
full of text? I usually skip reading the articles and avoid the sites, because it shows a lack of
skill in the web designer - that he can’t/won’t take into account scalable fonts and large resolution displays.
Or maybe a marketing decision - going to ZD News and the advertisements are easier to
read than the articles.
Sometimes I really miss the BBS days when you only had one font and one size =)
- until the end of the world -