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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.