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Re: Font Resizers (WAS RE: back to top)


From: ben morrison
Date: Jan 13, 2006 5:00AM

> Duplicating common user agent functionality should be considered a taboo
> (and that is quite a non-controversial rule when it comes to Web Usability).
> Why? Like already stated, it is redundant, and thus unnecessarily clutters
> pages and irritates users. The argument that such a widget /might/ help
> /some/ user does not outweigh these disadvantages, and consequently, it is
> just futile.

We use a viewing options link at the top of our website
www.poptech.coop to avoid cluttering the page - wether anyone actually
uses it or understands what its for is another matter. I tend to agree
with the opinion of empowering users to make a global change is more
usefull than a per site basis. the safari browser has text-size option
as part of the toolbar which is a welcome addition.