[Air-l] Web font sizes

Ulla Bunz bunz at scils.rutgers.edu
Fri Jan 28 05:54:03 PST 2005

Arial is generally the standard online (or a similar sans-serif font) because it is
easier to read than a serif font that has lots of "hooks" due to the pixel display.
I'm not sure whether there is actually a purpose behind "very small" fonts, but
teaching basic web design and having to explain resolution issues to my students, I
would assume that screen resolution (both the designer's and the viewer's) has
something to do with it. If I design in an 800x600 resultion and you view it in
1400xwhatever it is, then it's going to look tiny.

Ulla Bunz
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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