[thelist] Font Sizes

David Dorward evolt at david.us-lot.org
Thu Oct 3 17:53:01 CDT 2002

On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 01:43:35PM -0500, Ben Dyer wrote:
> 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).

10px is too small.
10px is also too big.
12px is too small.
12px is also too big.

The best font size depends on the person visiting the website and the
configuration of their system.

> What does everyone else use for a default?


See: 	http://www.css.nu/articles/font-analogy.html

David Dorward                                   http://david.us-lot.org/
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