Posted Jan 24, 2004 in Blogging.
Everywhere I go, well almost everywhere, font sizes are smaller than mine. Some are a little smaller, some are a lot smaller. The main content text on this blog is set to 100% in the body, and then I leave it at that. Other text may be reduced to 0.8em from that 100% base, but it never really gets any smaller than that.
The size I chose is a reflection of my desire to make the site nice and accessible, but since I use relative font-sizes anyway, any user can resize the text in any leading browser. Most of my peers seem to prefer smaller text, so I am considering a change. Using Georgia, my text looks great until it starts to get into the smaller sizes:
- This is 0.9em, and doesn't look very different really
- This is 0.8em, and looks very fine
- This is 0.7em, and it looks a bit small
- This is 0.6em, and it's way too small
- In Verdana it seems better though
Please leave comments - tell me what size you think the main content text of the si-blog should be.
Update: Users with real browsers will currently be able to access an alternate stylesheet that shrinks the font of
everything blog entries by 10% (to 0.9em). Once a decision has been made, the alternate CSS will be removed, and comments on this entry will be closed.