Post Sept 11: Smaller text for more posts September 14, 2001 2:38 PM   Subscribe

Matt -- thanks for your work over the past few days -- will you indulge a suggestion? If the front page is being rendered manually, could the text be smaller, as in the same size as this text here (10pt is it?). With so many threads appearing every few moments it may make the front page more readable and the difference between discussion, news, solace and troll threads more apparent.
posted by feelinglistless to MetaFilter-Related at 2:38 PM (10 comments total)

You can change the font size by clicking "Customize" at the top of the MeFi page.
posted by jpoulos at 3:20 PM on September 14, 2001

Didn't seem to be working before ... it is now ...
posted by feelinglistless at 3:35 PM on September 14, 2001

i don't think it's working. matt's creating the front page static still, so any customization still isn't taking affect.
posted by pnevares at 3:37 PM on September 14, 2001 you're right...
posted by feelinglistless at 4:09 PM on September 14, 2001

I'll second that motion as well. 14px Verdana is probably the least readable web face, aside from those that are just\ too small.
posted by sylloge at 5:00 PM on September 14, 2001

I'll fix it tonight. I'll just render the weblog portion of the output as static, with the rest reverting to your preferences.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:03 PM on September 14, 2001

Oops. My bad. I'm dumb. Carry on.
posted by jpoulos at 5:37 PM on September 14, 2001

sylloge, just out of curiosity, what do you consider to be the top three most readble typefaces? I'm being genuine and not snarky.
posted by fooljay at 3:47 PM on September 15, 2001

Readability almost always requires serifs, although these can be problematic on a low-resolution display like a computer screen. I've found antialiased Georgia to be extremely readable, though.
posted by kindall at 1:01 AM on September 16, 2001

Georgia at larger font sizes, 10pt and up. I like to format stuff I read online at 8pt and use sans serif fonts like Verdana and Garamond.

Define readable? If you mean smallest typeface which is still readable, then that's one thing. If you mean typeface at any given size that can be scanned the most quickly, that's another. And there are several more factors, like the fact that all typefaces don't scale the same (10pt Georgia takes up about the same line space as 12pt Tahoma). Or maybe you just mean personal prefs?
posted by JParker at 12:44 AM on September 18, 2001

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