[thelist] Font Sizes

Ben Dyer ben_dyer at imaginuity.com
Thu Oct 3 13:49:01 CDT 2002

For years, I've always used 12px (or, back in the day, <font size="2">) as
a default font size for body text.  But lately I see more and more
designers wanting to use 10px for body text.  Am I really out of line to
think that 10px or so is too small for a default font size?  It seems to be
very hard to read, even for me (although, admittedly, I do have poor
eyesight).  What does everyone else use for a default?

(Disclaimer: Of course, in a perfect world, the user would be able to
control the font size, etc., but there is still always a default font size
to start with.)

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