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In-Page Font Resizers are Bad

, Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 10:16 am

I’m never one to soften a polemic stance, so here we go.

“In page font resizers are bad.  Bad usability.  Bad accessibility.  Bad design.”

-Tim Arnold 4/4/2014

There, I said it.  I feel so free.

First, let me say that most websites I code have included a font resizer. I’ve been pushing back gently on some of the assumptions about what they accomplish and how successful they are at doing so but I think the time has some to be less gentle and take a more critical look at whether we are doing good or harm when we use these things.

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