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    Quote Originally Posted by ruben
    Are you talking about pt or px?
    Is there a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egor
    Is there a difference?
    Rumours say there is.
    Why is duck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by topsites
    As small as I can get it, but large enough where I can still read it.

    It doesn't really matter what the page I am visiting has it set at, because I am going with the font size I like. On my pages I rarely declare the size, figuring let the visitor's browser handle that, after all their browser should be set to the visitor's preferences... Not something I want to interfere with.

    If it needs adjusting, ctrl + mousewheel does that for me BUT certain pages have fixed font sizes and that I hate.

    Far as how the letters look, I could care less but don't get fancy.
    Whatever this is I am typing in looks great.

    So, default.
    You guys all know so much more than me (I still like Comic Sans) --
    But, how can you not declare a size?

    And are you saying that on your pages your copy is sort of free floating or something, so that on each visitor's screen it's different?

    If so, how can it be associated with a particular picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Consider-This
    You guys all know so much more than me (I still like Comic Sans) --
    But, how can you not declare a size?
    You know how most stylesheets start somewhat like this?
    Code:
    body {
     font-size: 12px;
    }
    Don't do that. It's real easy
    Quote Originally Posted by Consider-This
    And are you saying that on your pages your copy is sort of free floating or something, so that on each visitor's screen it's different?
    It just means that whatever font size the user set is the one that will be used on the site. For most people that's about 16px, since most people don't change the default font size.

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    Oh...

    I think I'm going to go to Tahoma.

    the thing is that I don't usually ever see a style sheet of the nature of your illustration... using SiteBuilder I never saw things like that.

    I have a lot of visitors because of the kind of information I give and how useful it is... One reason I used Comic Sans was to distinguish my pages from those of "experts" -- my information is more the kind of thing that's a help if someone wants to monitor their own health, rather than go to an expert for a particular and limited opinion. (though most people take expert opinions on health to be The Truth and The Only Real Answer.)

    Now that I haven't been able to access my site for a month, in terms of making any changes, I'm seeing that the number of visits fluctuates but remains strong. (I'm happy with 200 hits a day.)

    So maybe I should make my pages more... typical.

    Though... I once redid a huge part of my site, the part about going to court pro se, to meet the "standards" recommended by someone who critiqued my site on the forum for that... and my hits fell to almost nothing.

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    I'm about to implement one of those A A A options so that the user can increase the font size themselves. I have always had an "accessbiliy page" explaining how to increase the size but no one ever does. I also have found that a lot of older users are viewing my site. If nothing else I will get practice using a bit of JS and writing cookies (note to self - change privacy policy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Empuria
    I'm about to implement one of those A A A options so that the user can increase the font size themselves. I have always had an "accessbiliy page" explaining how to increase the size but no one ever does. I also have found that a lot of older users are viewing my site. If nothing else I will get practice using a bit of JS and writing cookies (note to self - change privacy policy)
    http://alistapart.com/articles/alternate/

    Save yourself lots of time

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    I doubt I would change the font...

    but older viewers and those who aren't very well... I think they prefer a larger pt size. But I don't know.

    I love the way little type looks... but...

    I think people who aren't feeling very well want the answers as quickly and easily as possible, and they are probably overwhelmed so they probably don't have a lot of brain cells available to made decisions about how to view a page they've come to hoping for helpful information...

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    Is Georgia on most computers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    http://alistapart.com/articles/alternate/

    Save yourself lots of time
    Thank you my friend. Precisely what I was going to do. Now I know where .net magazine got their info from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Consider-This
    Is Georgia on most computers?
    Windows, yes. Mac, I believe so too. Linux, no.

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    Thank you, very much.

    Do you know if the same distribution is true of Palantino Linotype?

    (I used to think that Palantino was the most like the font that ... I just hate this stupid brain damage... the man who was editor of the Sunday Times years ago, and then was with Random House, suggested in a book of his as the best development... only the book was from over ten years ago... and it was aimed at type for newspapers...) Harry Evans. Whew. Yup, that's his name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    http://alistapart.com/articles/alternate/

    Save yourself lots of time
    That's really interesting, but WAY over my head at the moment...
    though I expect that once I've read it several times it will seem more intelligible.... (Hopefully)

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    12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif ... but generally it depends on the website's theme.

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    Mine is Arial and Verdana. Size ranges from 12px -14px. The former is for body text and the latter for the title. For the main title bigger is better.

    Readability matters.
    Website development feed on deep artistry.

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    11px Verdana. Every time.

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    I've ended up with the triskweline 10pt ttf on my work computer (1440x1280? & 1024x768 dual res I think) & Proggy Clean (Slashed Zero) 12pt at home (1280x1024 & 1024x768 dual). For some reason I can't get the triskweline to show up on my home computer.

    http://www.proggyfonts.com/index.php?menu=download
    http://www.netalive.org/tinkering/triskweline/

    Don't forget that not only does resolution cause problems, but I think monitor quality can be a big issue... my flat screens are much crisper than my CRTs (maybe because of the type, but I think it's more the quality, the CRTs are much older & the dpi & refresh rates are worse).

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    Why is duck?


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