Sunday, July 16, 2006

A request for my fellow bloggers

The biggest problem I have with some blogs is not their positions or the quality of their writing- it's their legibility. I can no longer read small type, or type in low-contrast colors without reading glasses, which give me headaches to use with the computer. Have pity on those of us who are not getting any younger, please.

3 comments:

CK said...

Joel, usually you can use your keyboard to make fonts bigger. CTRL and + is a good way.

Fonts are often set at a default, and it depends on your browser's settings. You can also change those by going to one of your menus (it's view > text size) in Firefox.

Hope that helps!

(I agree about colors, though--black on white is always best!)

boyinthebands said...

Also in Firefox -- you do use Firefox, right? -- you can strip out the formatting by going to View > Page Style > No Style. The effect is the web a la 1995, but sometime that's what you need.

Then you can beef up the size as ck said, if needed. Sometimes I have to do that when people get thoughtlessly clever.

Joel Monka said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I use MSN9/explorer, not firefox, and it's already set to largest; even so, some of the blogs appear to be about 8point in size on my screen- and that's often combined with white type on black, or a pastel color on a pastel background. Ouch!