I often receive e-mail messages from readers stating that the fonts on www.eogn.com or other web sites are too big or too small. As you surf the web, you will undoubtedly find some sites that have fonts too big or too small for your monitor.
Are you aware that YOU control the font sizes as displayed on your screen?
When I ask, I find that some people are using 14-inch monitors, others are using 21-inch monitors, and still others use everything in between as well. Resolution sizes vary from 800-by-600 pixels to very high resolutions. No wonder these folks have problems with fonts; there are so many different monitors and video cards in use.
When viewing any web site (you can try this right now while viewing this page):
In FireFox, hold down the CONTROL key on your keyboard and then press either the PLUS key or the MINUS key on the numeric keypad to increase or decrease the displayed fonts. Another way to do the same thing in FireFox is to click on VIEW in the drop-down menus across the top of the screen, then select TEXT SIZE.
If you are still using Internet Explorer, change font sizes on your screen by clicking on VIEW in the drop-down menus across the top of the screen, then select TEXT SIZE.
In Safari for Macintosh, hold down the Command key on your keyboard, and then press either the PLUS key or the MINUS key on the numeric keypad to quickly change the size of the displayed font. Safari also introduced a minimum font size, something I have not seen in Windows browsers.
Font sizes specified by web designers are only the default values. The default values are compromises as it is impossible to select one size of font that is appropriate for all sizes of monitors, all resolutions, and the vision preferences of all users. In all cases, YOU are the one who has the final control of the font sizes displayed on your monitor.