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More About Font Sizes

It is tricky to specify relative font sizes as we've done in the previous rule. Specifically, it is tricky to specify that fonts should be slightly smaller than the user's default because the user might have set a small default. If he has set a small default, your small text might be too small for his liking.

For example, if the user has specified 11px Verdana as his default font, your small text might be 9px or 10px tall—hardly a comfortable size for reading long passages of text. The user so afflicted can easily adjust the layout by using his browser's font size widget, but some users might find it annoying to do so, and a few might not know they can resize text.


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