New Site Launches

Thursday November 13th, 2003

The new website has been launched. This new site caters more to the end user, with better product information, clearer download links and more details about help resources. New Mozilla initiatives, such as telephone support, CD sales and donations are now promoted throughout the site. Navigation has also been improved and a friendlier layout and colour scheme have been created. This is the first significant redesign of since its launch in 1998.

#46 Re: Re: font-size: 90%


Friday November 14th, 2003 6:36 AM

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Here's why: font-family: Verdana,Sans-serif;

On Windows, 10pt Verdana is about the same size as 12pt Arial/Helvetica. The font is simply too large compared with other fonts on the Windows system (I have read somewhere that Verdana is smaller on a Macintosh), which is why it has to be toned down to about 80% to look right in proportion to other fonts. Of course, when a browser does fall back to 'sans-serif' if Verdana is not present on a system, the user will need to increase his font-size to about 120% to make the page look comparable to the Verdana design.

I learned this the hard way myself. Verdana is just not a good font for cross-browser (and more importantly: cross-OS) webdesign. Too bad, because the font face itself is quite useful. BTW: the Georgia font used in mozillaZine suffers from the same problems.