Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Font sizers

13 Aug 2010 - 9:08am
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On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 12:42 AM, hnarsana wrote: > On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 5:25 AM, Scott Noblit [1]> wrote: > >> I've been looking at redesigning some asset level pages (articles, etc) >> lately. Currently on these articles we have a font size option (small, >> medium and large). Unfortunately it isn't something I can get any metrics on >> (nor done any testing) and am wondering if anyone has any experience with >> the usage of these.

> If we implement the page correctly using CSS and relative font sizes, then > the need for these options goes away. > The user can simply then use his browser's "ctrl & +" or "ctrl & -" to get > the exact size that is comfortable to him/her.

Assuming the user knows s/he can do that -- which is not a given, even for a relatively technical audience (in my experience). An on-page resizer is a visual affordance that resizing is possible, at least.

That said, having implemented font-resizers in the past, I didn't collect any statistics on use, only anecdotal evidence that some people really liked having that option.

It would be interesting to see some current user testing on this.

-- Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ twitter: @hassan

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