I hadn't considered yet about how users setting their machines a certain way
before coming to the site.
Mostly I am working on recipes. I don't think I'm going to remove it for the
moment, but it may try moving it.
On 8/17/10 11:16 AM, "Michael Davison" wrote:
> Hi Scott
> I took a visit through /The Guardian, NYTimes, WSJ, Financial Times, and
> Washington Post. /Of these sites, none use an on-page text size tool except
> for /The Guardian/. I know that it's handy in mobile applications - NYT
> iPhone app uses this. It might come in handy on mobile versions of Web pages,
> although I would wager that under testing, most mobile web browser users
> would just use multi-touch gestures to zoom in or out, if the article isn't
> too long. How large is the content you are redesigning?
> The users I've seen who require larger text to read also configure their
> entire computer this way: OS /and/ browser. When I visit my dad - and he's by
> no means a super tech-savvy guy - he has set his browser and his OS at home
> for larger fonts (he's 68). What I mean is - they've already preconfigured
> their system to be ideal for their needs. In a situation where users share
> terminals - bank tellers, station agents at airports - an on-screen
> customization might be helpful, but for people who are going to read content
> on their system, at home, etc, including an on-screen option might be
> As Krzystof touched on, by using JS to detect your users' browser font size,
> you can employ custom CSS to organize content ideally for their needs. Theres
> an older article that explains this in detail on /A List Apart/:
> http://www.alistapart.com/articles/fontresizing/ .
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