Re: font question

by "Teajai \(TJ\) Kimsey" <tkimsey(at)>

 Date:  Fri, 13 Sep 2002 10:27:03 -0500
 To:  "Davies,
Elizabeth H." <EHDavies(at)>,
"HWG-technique Mailing List \(E-mail\)" <hwg-techniques(at)>
 References:  wtc
  todo: View Thread, Original

While I don't own a mac, 2 of my best customers do.  I have noticed, when
working with them, that a size 2 font is the smallest they can read well.
One of my clients had a site designed by a previous employee all in size
1... huge mistake. On the mac it looked like tiny ants.

Teajai Kimsey
Managing Partner
Budget Website Design
>From Concept to Completion & Beyond ~
----- Original Message -----
From: "Davies, Elizabeth H." <EHDavies(at)>
To: "HWG-technique Mailing List (E-mail)" <hwg-techniques(at)>
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 9:46 AM
Subject: font question

> Well, a client that forced me into using <font size=X> throughout their
entire site several month ago now has finally realized it's unreadable for
Mac's. The design (extremely rigid) restricts me into using a fixed size
(Verdana/Helvetica). I figure that pixels will have the best consistency.
> My question: what is the smallest readable font size, in pixels, for a Mac
user in that font (800X600 resolution)? I don't have a Mac to test on. Just
alot of complaints about it (which I warned them and I warned them)...
> righteously,
> Elizabeth

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