[linux-elitists] A modest proposal to web designers of the world (was Re: Site feedback: fonts too small)

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Wed May 16 15:22:39 PDT 2001

begin  Karsten M. Self quotation of Wed, May 16, 2001 at 02:59:48PM -0700:

> I might also ask those reading this to take a quick peek at
> http://www.infoworld.com/, which is one of the more poorly designed
> sites to grace the web recently.  Reports from IE/Legacy MS Windows and
> Mac would also be of interest.  If you can host a screenshot on some
> webpace, say, 800x600, please do.  

Here's one from Mozilla:

(minimum font size set to 12; I'm thinking of putting it back to 10)

The config file options I posted to set a minimum font size that
the browser will use, ever, seem to really work. That's a huge
Netscape->Mozilla improvement as far as I'm concerned.

This script goes through your Squid cache for GIFs in standard banner
sizes: http://zgp.org/~dmarti/webclean/grovelsquid

If you could get your browser to request a certain URL when you bookmark
something, you could just bookmark all URLs you wanted to block or
filter, then come back to them later... 

Don Marti              "I've never sent or received a GIF in my life." 
dmarti@zgp.org            -- Bruce Schneier, Secrets and Lies, p. 246.
http://zgp.org/~dmarti/        (Free the Web: http://burnallgifs.org/)

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