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


From: Austin, Darrel
Date: Jan 13, 2006 8:50AM

> 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.

We're going to go in an infinite circle here.

Some of you believe that one should never replicate a browser function
and that all users should just learn how to use their browser.

Some of us believe that people don't necessarily want to learn every
hidden option in their browser and instead just want to get on our site
and off it as fast as they can and we want to provide any assistance for
them that benefits their experience on our site.

Some of us like the Packers.

Some of us like the Vikings.

I think we're going to have to leave it at that. ;o)