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interesting article but I think if that was the case 100 percent of the time it would be to easy and it is not that easy. plus it would be boring if all sites were the same. On my high def 1920 pixel monitor all website text is hard to read no matter what. (except for Collis’s Blog)(which I never sceen before but is very interesting.

I for one experience this issue as well, and looking at websites now I think I’ll adopt this standard. I emailed the post to the designers I know too. :)

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I don’t agree with 100E2R at all. It depends on who you are marketing too. Do we want every website to look like a cheap template blog? Using text is pretty much common sense, if it looks good and is legible, then it will look good and be legible, right? It seems like a no-brainer to me. Thanks for the 100E2R link, though, I love staying current, I just like to think outside the box sometimes :)

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it depends, although larger text is easier to read, most of the times smaller text is a lot more elegant. So it really depends on the style of the website.

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CodingJack
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It depends on who you are marketing too.

I completely agree. In addition, I disagree with the notion that images should not contain text.

If your website is intended to be an information hub, than yes these ideas make sense. But if your website is intended to entice someone into picking up the phone and calling you for your services or products, then visual appearance is much more important.

The bottom line is, if you’re not a blog or other news type site, most people don’t read text anyway. This is why most websites should keep it short and sweet, and try to avoid scrolling at all costs.

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I don’t agree with 100E2R at all. It depends on who you are marketing too. Do we want every website to look like a cheap template blog? Using text is pretty much common sense, if it looks good and is legible, then it will look good and be legible, right? It seems like a no-brainer to me. Thanks for the 100E2R link, though, I love staying current, I just like to think outside the box sometimes :)

I think 100E2R is the out of the box here, as the majority of websites is using small size text. ;)

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Wow, what a great article. I’ve been to so many websites where the designer needs to read that article.

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jremick
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I don’t really agree with the article but it’s certainly a good read.

Don’t tell us to get glasses Rather, stop licking your screen, lean back (!) and continue reading in a relaxed position.

Sorry but you probably are going blind. To comfortably read that article, I need to literally move my chair ~2ft from my desk. Reading The Netsetter is even worse (sorry Collis!). It actually reminds me of the TV remotes or land line phones with giant buttons.

It all depends on the situation and what the website’s goals are I think.

Filling pages with stuff has never helped usability. It’s laziness that makes you throw all kinds of information at us.

In some cases I agree that it is laziness but not all. Personally, I like having more information visibly available. I thrive on tons of information all the time so I think larger font works well for simple blogs and similar types of websites but that’s about it.

Anyway, just my opinion.

Edit: Plus, if font was meant to be that big you’d think that operating systems would use a larger font too.

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This is why most websites should keep it short and sweet, and try to avoid scrolling at all costs.

I hate scrolling :D

Edit: Plus, if font was meant to be that big you’d think that operating systems would use a larger font too.

Very good point! :)

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Well, ok, you can also CTRL +Scroll, but that changes the size of everything, which is not what I always want.

not on a mac :) on a mac, you zoom the whole screen ;) which is great! :D

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Well, ok, you can also CTRL +Scroll, but that changes the size of everything, which is not what I always want.
not on a mac :) on a mac, you zoom the whole screen ;) which is great! :D

I got so confused the first time I accidently did that, I dont work on a MAC and was like OMG what have I done lol :P

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