June 12, 2001, 02:20 PM
The style sheet used for this site specifies text size in pixels. That defeats the purpose of using HTML in the first place. It makes the size of the text dependent on the capabilities of the display. My web browser knows more about what size text I need that the web page designer. Text size should be specified in either points (not suggested, but it's better than using pixels) or em. An em is a measurement relative to the default size. For example, 1.2 em means 120% as large as normal. 0.8 em means 80% as large as normal. If you, like the web designer here did, specify the size as 10 px (pixels), you have NO idea what size that text will be. For some people it will be large, and for others, it will be too small to read. So please, do some reading on style sheets!