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Verdana font. Why not?

I am a bit curious about this.

The graphic design people I work with say it is their preferred font for
web pages. The reason being that it is "kinder" to the eye both in terms
of shape and size.

The HTML "hardcore elititst" profess that it is a useless font because
it is too big compared to other fonts.

Personally I do not care one way or the other, but I generally trust
graphic designers more than programmers and rules lawyers when it comes
to pure design.

It seems to me that the only argument against using Verdana is that a
large number of browsers do not support it and therefore it causes their
pages to render with a very small font.

Can anyone honestly say they do not have the Verdana font installed?
Jul 21 '05
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Spartanicus wrote:
Felix Miata <Ug********************@dev.nul> wrote:
No one knows better than an old man like me who can hardly see any more
the relationship between resolution and display size. When I want bigger
text on a puter display, I do one or more of several things (in order of
ease): 1-use zoom
2-sit closer to the display
3-set a minimum font size
4-disallow pages to shrink text
5-use a BIGGER DISPLAY ****************
6-DECREASE RESOLUTION (e.g. drop back from 1600x1200 to 1280x960)

You are making a common mistake, 1600x1200 and 1280x960 are values for
the *screen area* configuration setting.

Yes, this is the same configurable "mistake" used by such operating
system and desktop manager providers as M$ and KDE, which is the only
resolution relevant to over 99.99999% of users of personal computers.
When I run 1600X1200, I cannot see the roughness of the edges of a 26px
letter because the pixels are too tiny and too tightly packed together.
When a 13px letter is displayed without any artificial means of
smoothing the edges on 800x600, the edges are very rough.
http://members.ij.net/mrmazda/images...v1600x1200.png This is
a manifestation of the apparent resolution, the relevant resolution, the
one most people care about.
"In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you."
Matthew 7:12 NIV

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata *** http://members.ij.net/mrmazda/auth/

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