[thelist] Font Sizes

Syed Zeeshan Haider szh at softhome.net
Thu Oct 3 14:16:01 CDT 2002

From: "Ben Dyer"
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: October 03, 2002, Thursday 11:43 PM
Subject: [thelist] Font Sizes

> 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?

My opinion is that it depends on the nature of the font. "Times New Roman" looks
good in 12 pt size and becomes readable. On the other hand, Arial looks better
with 10 pt size. Same is for "Verdana" and "sans-serif".

Syed Zeeshan Haider.

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