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What's wrong with my eyes?

Is there something wrong with my eyesight?

     
11:34 am on May 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Is it just me? Or, do you find 11px fixed font sizes to be a bit on the "hard to read" side? Why must I continue to be subjected to 11px, 10px and 9px fixed font sizes? Tell me, do these types of designers live on carrots (good for your eyes) or what?

Or, is there something wrong with my eyesight?

11:44 am on May 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I went to get my eyes tested, some time back now, and found that I needed reading glasses. Comes with maturity. ;)

It opened up a whole new world, again, for me.

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No probs with 11px, but I agree, it is on the small side. Anything less is just too small IMO.

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It opened up a whole new world, again, for me.

Me too but I don't wear them all the time. They were supposed to be strictly for reading small print not for surfing the web!

11px Arial is too small. 11px Verdana might be fine. 11px Serif is out of the question.

I was on a site that had 11px white Arial type against a colored background. And, very little line height. I couldn't read it without leaning forward and putting on my glasses which I shouldn't have to do just yet. I'm still in denial... ;)

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Herein lies my justification for not cranking my monitor resolution to it's full potential. :o

If you have problems with 11px in a web page, you also have problems reading icon text on your desktop, no?

1:00 pm on May 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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>>Is it just me? Or, do you find 11px fixed font sizes to be a bit on the "hard to read" side?

Depends on screen resolution and monitor size... All pixels are not created equally.

1:29 pm on May 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I use the ctrl+ much more often lately, 11px is a bit small for comfortable reading

a lot has to do with the contrast too, I'm not liking these dark sites with very little contrast in the text color

4:44 pm on May 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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the guy who mocked up the design i am currently working on thinks 11px is a heading.
several menus and other links were mocked up in a thick but compact script at < 8px!
lots of red on white and white on red.
unfortunately it's one of those "do it now come hell or high water and discover the usability issues next week" projects.
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If you have problems with 11px in a web page, you also have problems reading icon text on your desktop, no?

Not sure about on a pc, but on a Mac you can tell the icon text to be anywhere from 10pt to 16pt in the desktop view options.