On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 12:42 AM, hnarsana wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 5:25 AM, Scott Noblit > wrote:
>> I've been looking at redesigning some asset level pages (articles, etc)
>> lately. Currently on these articles we have a font size option (small,
>> medium and large). Unfortunately it isn't something I can get any metrics on
>> (nor done any testing) and am wondering if anyone has any experience with
>> the usage of these.
> If we implement the page correctly using CSS and relative font sizes, then
> the need for these options goes away.
> The user can simply then use his browser's "ctrl & +" or "ctrl & -" to get
> the exact size that is comfortable to him/her.
Assuming the user knows s/he can do that -- which is not a given,
even for a relatively technical audience (in my experience). An on-page
resizer is a visual affordance that resizing is possible, at least.
That said, having implemented font-resizers in the past, I didn't collect
any statistics on use, only anecdotal evidence that some people really
liked having that option.
It would be interesting to see some current user testing on this.