Can we have bigger font on the site ? Or maybe add the option to adjust the font ?

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Submitted by pepsi on August 16, 2007 - 1:16pm

Can we have bigger font on the site ? Or maybe add the option for visitors to adjust their font ?

It is quite difficult to read with the background color and the tiny font. Anyway to change it ? I know I can use the zoom feature from the browsers, or change my browser's font size from medium to largest, but it is a hassle.

Submitted by Rockemsock on August 16, 2007 - 1:32pm.

It's a hidden feature... press and hold down your Control key and then use your scroll wheel on your mouse to adjust the font. ;^) If you're using Opera you can setup a custom Style Sheet with the font of your choice...but most aren't using Opera.

Submitted by susa on August 16, 2007 - 1:35pm.

Press Ctrl+ with Firefox

Submitted by FormerSanDiegan on August 16, 2007 - 1:53pm.

Both methods work with firefox.

As an Alternative we could all type in bold ALL CAPS, BUT THEN PEOPLE MIGHT THINK WE ARE YELLING

Submitted by pepsi on August 16, 2007 - 1:59pm.

Still, won't it be nice that the web pages just set to a more reader friendly format ? I hope the admin will consider it.

Submitted by lniles on August 16, 2007 - 2:09pm.

No offense, but you should probably take some basic computer usage classes or get an "internet browsers for dummies" book or something.

Submitted by pepsi on August 16, 2007 - 2:14pm.

Actually, I am in programming and build e-commerce app for my compnay and other business. Maybe that is why I was irritated by the inconvenience. I won't put this style on a business site, because it drives customers away.

Submitted by Rockemsock on August 16, 2007 - 3:12pm.

I hear ya pepsi...and I agree that this site style isn't a top choice of mine, but the content keeps me coming back. The style does fit the artwork and theme that Rich has chosen...and it comes across as being unique among the dozens of Bubble Bloggers on the web.

Submitted by cr on August 16, 2007 - 3:15pm.

If you have the new IE you can do change the size in the lower right corner.

Yes, I also use an MS browser, I am sorry.

Submitted by PerryChase on August 16, 2007 - 3:23pm.

I love the format of this site. It's has an old North Eastern newspaper look. It's perfect as an "academic" site. The font is perfect in my view.

Submitted by pepsi on August 16, 2007 - 4:16pm.

I agree that the "font" is fine. I should say "font size".

Maybe I am getting older faster than everyone else here...

My eyes are not very happy when I tried to finish the long articles you guys posted here.

Submitted by lniles on August 16, 2007 - 4:23pm.

I like it too. The "sepia" look makes it feel like history, which is what is in the making here.

I also like the fact that it is quite easy to increase the font size to my liking (each person likes it different).  I use macs, linux, unix, and PCs, with internet explorer, firefox, safari, and netscape, and have easily changed the font around on all of those.

Submitted by drunkle on August 16, 2007 - 4:22pm.

what screen resolution are you using?

a good, crisp monitor makes reading alot easier...

i like the font size, it's 10 pt? makes posts nice and compact while still be legible... and i dont have perfect vision either. larger fonts used on other sites mean you have to do alot of scrolling to finish an article.

Submitted by Diego Mamani on August 16, 2007 - 5:04pm.

I agree with Perry. Colors, fonts, etc., are all very sober and tasteful. I wouldn't read this blog if it had the loud colors or fonts you see in so many sites.

Submitted by ucodegen on August 16, 2007 - 5:59pm.

I like the mostly text format.. I often find many E-commerce sites irritating. The author seems to do the 'hey, look at me and my skilz..' stuff. Almost all browsers now have the ability to scale the text, so what is the point of adding a button and all the underlying hooks if the web browser has the control to begin with? Besides, this is not a for profit site. All work done on maintaining it is uncompensated (Unlike those who build E-commerce sites).

BTW: I view this on a notebook with 1980x1200 screen resolution, and I have the font reduced to equivalent 8 point when compared to MSWord 8 point Arial (Dell M70). Diff strokes for diff folks..

Submitted by sdduuuude on August 17, 2007 - 10:39am.

no

Submitted by pepsi on August 17, 2007 - 11:40am.

OK, elders and anyone doesn't know how to adjust font need not to stay on poggingtons. Your guys better leave or suffer the pain !

Submitted by FormerSanDiegan on August 17, 2007 - 11:57am.

"OK, elders and anyone doesn't know how to adjust font need not to stay on poggingtons. Your guys better leave or suffer the pain !"

True.

Also, how about all those blind folks, the severely developmentally disabled and those who dropped out of 2nd grade. We need a weekly braille transcript of the activity here or some sort of voice translation capability built into the site.

For those who failed 3rd grade math we need new ways to explain what constitutes a ratio and what percentages are without using traditional mathematics.

Oh, and what about that 20% of the world's population that is illiterate ? Those people need to be accomodated on this site.

OR

One could simply hold the ctrl key and move the mouse scroll button to adapt the font size to suit ones needs.

Submitted by drunkle on August 17, 2007 - 12:20pm.

there is a way to solve all these problems. hold down the Alt key and press the F4 key.

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