Enhancing Text Readability Online Through Code

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Text readability is an extremely important part of any web site, but how do you know what size your users will find readable? Kris Hadlock shows you how to solve this problem by creating a text-zooming component with JavaScript. This component not only enables users to resize the text on your web site but it also enables you to restrict what text they can resize.

The Web is the most efficient way to distribute information to the largest amount of people in the shortest period of time. Any time you have a large group of people, you usually have some diversity. Diversities are important to keep in mind if you care about your application’s users. For example, age can play a huge role in a user’s vision and, while it may look better to have smaller fonts on your web site, some users might not be able to read a damn thing.

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