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- Web Basics
- Publishing on the Web: Putting Files on the Server
- Web Design Process and Workflow
- Project Management
- Mark My WWWord: HTML and XHTML
- Standards Compliance
- Meta Tags and Search
- Enhancing Web Page Interaction
- Web Graphics
- Web Page Optimization
- RSS: What’s it for?
- Emphasize Hyper in Hypertext
- Give 'em Something to Talk About
- What's a product without a selling point?
- Site Matters
- Organize This!
- Inverted Pyramid – No Toppling
- Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder
- Whizzy Things and Other Distracting Objects
- Don't Make Me Read Twice
- What the Font Does It Say?
- No Flaunting Creative or Fancy Lexicon, Better Yet Cut to the Chase
- Cut the Fat
- Text Harmony and Understanding (and Consistency)
- Peace and Link Love
- Tale of Two Proofs
- Just the Facts, Ma'am
- Books and e-Books
- Online Resources
- Overview of Servers
- Server Programming Basics
- Careers in Web Design
- Intellectual Property for Web Designers
Don't Make Me Read Twice
Last updated Oct 17, 2003.
Good content is worthless if people can't read it because of the words' appearance, namely text size, color, and font choice. Color is covered in Chapter 2, Navigation. Browsers don't display default text in the same way. Macs display fonts smaller than PCs. A Web page viewed on Mac using Opera, Netscape, and Internet Explorer won't look identical as demonstrated in The Noodle Incident (http://www.thenoodleincident.com/tutorials/box_lesson/font/index.html) Browsers have a feature to increase or decrease the text size. However, the feature is useless because either people aren't aware of it or the site is designed in a way that it won't work.