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Is my font hard to read?

Many thanks again to EdWonk for allowing me to host the Carnival this week. It was tons of fun. As a token of my appreciation, I’m adding the The Education Wonks to my blogroll.

Now, on to business. As you might expect, EdWonk provided a link to the Carnival, and a commenter observed:

Font too SMALL at guest carnival,
finally had to give up.

Looking at my post, I wonder if that’s the case. It’s certainly a smaller font than what I see on a lot of other blogs I read. I didn’t think it was too small for folks to read, but at the same time, I want to be sensitive to my visitors. I hate thinking that somebody gave up on reading a post because the font was too small.

So, if you have an opinion on the size of the font, or anything else related to readability or aesthetics of the site, please leave a comment.

6 Responses to “Is my font hard to read?”

  1. Robert Says:

    You’re font is fine, and people who use web browsers ought to learn that you can change the font size of any page they view. The command with Firefox is Ctrl-+ and you just keep hitting it until the size floats your boat. (Ctrl-minus sign reduces the font.)

  2. Robert Says:

    My grammar, however, is not fine. Make that “Your” and not “You’re”. Sheesh!

  3. coturnix Says:

    Fine with me, but, as Robert said, people can adjust their fonts themselves.

    BTW, I see that you don’t have your blog listed on NCblogs.com aggregator. It is the largest (of several) collection of NC blogs and I hope you put your blog there.

    And, submit an entry every week to the Tar Heel Tavern, the blog carnival of North Carolina bloggers.

  4. Radagast Says:

    I somewhat agree with the “too small” point; while your font is definitely readable to me, a bit larger would make it easier to read. It looks like you’re specifying the font pixel size in the style sheet; might it help to just go with relative-size specifications (thus letting people specify the default they like to read)?

  5. Suzi Says:

    I can read your font fine, so far. And I know that others are able to change the size of the font on their computers. And I can find out how by asking my husband. But what about the people who do have trouble with smaller font and don’t have husbands who are CS wizards?

    So, I guess I would like you to “upsize” your font.

  6. mrs ris Says:

    I vote to change the font to a larger size. The font itself is fine.

    Yes, I know how to change the size myself, but I think that’s a pain.

    You have such wonderful stuff to share, might as well make it as easy as possible for the greatest numbers of folks!

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