Re: [IxDA] Font sizers

17 Aug 2010 - 11:27am
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Scott Noblit
2009

Thanks everyone for the good feedback.

I hadn't considered yet about how users setting their machines a certain way before coming to the site.

Mostly I am working on recipes. I don't think I'm going to remove it for the moment, but it may try moving it.

On 8/17/10 11:16 AM, "Michael Davison" wrote:

> Hi Scott > > I took a visit through /The Guardian, NYTimes, WSJ, Financial Times, and > Washington Post. /Of these sites, none use an on-page text size tool except > for /The Guardian/. I know that it's handy in mobile applications - NYT > iPhone app uses this. It might come in handy on mobile versions of Web pages, > although I would wager that under testing, most mobile web browser users > would just use multi-touch gestures to zoom in or out, if the article isn't > too long. How large is the content you are redesigning? > > The users I've seen who require larger text to read also configure their > entire computer this way: OS /and/ browser. When I visit my dad - and he's by > no means a super tech-savvy guy - he has set his browser and his OS at home > for larger fonts (he's 68). What I mean is - they've already preconfigured > their system to be ideal for their needs. In a situation where users share > terminals - bank tellers, station agents at airports - an on-screen > customization might be helpful, but for people who are going to read content > on their system, at home, etc, including an on-screen option might be > redundant. > > As Krzystof touched on, by using JS to detect your users' browser font size, > you can employ custom CSS to organize content ideally for their needs. Theres > an older article that explains this in detail on /A List Apart/: > http://www.alistapart.com/articles/fontresizing/ [1]. > > (((Please leave all content below this line))) > ________________________________________________________________ > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Discussion! > Manage Subscriptions or Unsubscribe .......... > http://www.ixda.org/user/28220/notifications > Discussion Guidelines .......... http://www.ixda.org/help > > -- > > View original post: > http://www.ixda.org/mailcomment/redirect/%3C28220.26842.78847.1281830000.c1970 > ebaaacfa6d33eacf84b27f2ae69%40ixda.org%3E > > > [1] http://www.alistapart.com/articles/fontresizing/ > >

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