[thelist] Small Type

Brent Rieck bsr at spek.org
Wed Jan 2 13:19:02 CST 2002

Good point, while I can *infer* what 5 pixel high text says on my 100dpi
monitor, I can't actually just read it unless I move very close to my
monitor, and I'd rather not.  But I do have no problem using small text
sparingly - for stuff like standard boilerplate on the bottom of pages,
photo or table captions, etc.  Large amnounts of really small text is
just plain rude to your users, large amnounts of text set as a graphic
is even ruder.


On Wed, 2002-01-02 at 10:45, Hassan Schroeder wrote:
> Personally, I hate seeing text-as-image, and on a high-res monitor
> it's still got the same problem - it's too small (and can't be 
> copy/pasted into an editor to view, something I've had to resort
> to in the past!). 
> Why not use relative sized fonts and give the user an easy way to 
> change the base text size? It can be done server- or client-side,
> and users love being given that control.
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