Back in 2006, we were a group of people, blogging in Yahoo360 — I’ve mentioned this place many times before. One of my ‘followers’ kept complaining at my blog all the time … not about what I wrote, but the looks of it. The person couldn’t read it, the font was too small.
For some reason, back then I had a hang-up about a certain size and font [verdana 11px]. It looked like this:
I can still read the above, without changing position, but it’s tiresome!
Yesterday, I thought about this blogger … wanted to go back and say «I’m Sorry!» Came across a blog last night — I was really interested to read it — so I had my nose up against the screen almost … it was a yellowish font on a dark brown background, and the size was about the same as my example above.
My glasses are just fine. I don’t know, but I just can’t read stuff like that anymore. Perhaps it’s age.
In general; I think since all the mobile devices came into play, the font size has increased. It’s easily noticeable in all new themes WordPress puts out. If you go back and find some old WP theme, you’ll see that the font is much smaller. This is all over the web, not just here in WordPress. At first, I wasn’t a huge fan, but boy, was it ever easy to get accustomed to that!
Strange though; New York Times has a rather small font on their front page, but I have no trouble whatsoever reading there?! Is Georgia/Serif easier to read? They only have it that small on the front page — as you go in and read the articles, there’s normal sized font.