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Re: Website design for beginners

Posted by Neredbojias on 01/20/08 21:54

Well bust mah britches and call me cheeky, on Sun, 20 Jan 2008 20:31:16
GMT Beauregard T. Shagnasty scribed:

> Chris F.A. Johnson wrote:
>> On 2008-01-20, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
>>> Jeff wrote:
>>>> Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
>>>>> Jeff wrote:
>>>>>> Also, try it in Verdana.
>>>>> Please don't.
>>>> That's fine ("Trebuchet MS" is now widely available on the PC), note
>>>> that Verdana isn't the only font that will appear too tall for some
>>>> designers in it's default:
>>>> <URL:>
>>>> Arial is usually considered too narrow for large blocks of text.
>>> The problem is that too many designers, after choosing Verdana (or
>>> other overly-large font), pick an absurdly small size, such as 10px
>>> or 80%, instead of adjusting their own browser.
>> The problem is not with Verdana, it is with using sometihng other
>> than the default size. There is no reason not to use Verdana, but
>> there are good reasons for not using smaller that the default font
>> size, no matter what font you are using.
>>> I'd rather read regular sized Arial than micro-sized Verdana.
>> The problem is micro-sizing, not the Verdana font.
> That's what I said. <g>

Bah! That's what _I_ said nearly a year ago and everybody replied 'Oh
no, oh no, blah blah blah blah blah. The font itself is bad because blah
blah blah blah blah. You are dumb for not seeing this blah blah blah
blah. Here are a bunch of links which prove it blah blah blah.'

'Twas just more illogical "logic" as, indeed, it is today. Furthermore,
I will boldly state at the risk of my good reputation that most of the
bitches about frames are just as stupid. Sure, they can be "used
wrong." But they can be used right, too.

Riches are their own reward.



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