Think broadly about users and their situations when setting type size

Type size for the web is not as simple an issue as type size for paper. Whatever you specify for type size, it may be rendered differently on a Windows machine and a Macintosh. It may be different on different monitors and through different browsers. Furthermore, your site visitors may need to adjust the size. They may need to enlarge it because they

9. Think broadly about users and their situations when setting type size

have vision problems or because they want to let someone looking over their shoulder also see what is on the screen. They may want to make the type smaller to fit more on their screen.

Set the default large enough for your site visitors

Very small text is difficult to read, even for small amounts of text.

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