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Thursday November 13th, 2003

The new mozilla.org 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 mozilla.org since its launch in 1998.


#57 Re: Verdana

by MORA

Friday November 14th, 2003 7:16 PM

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> what font do you recommend then if Verdana is not good?

The problem is that Verdana has a great font-face for webpages, it only is sized incorrectly compared to the others. So it's choosing between a rock and a hard place really: use Verdana and get complaints from users on other systems about small fonts, or don't use Verdana and cope with a sub-optimal alternative like Arial.

I don't know what's better, to be honest. Arial or Helvetica are ok when anti-aliased; Verdana is much better when aliased. I didn't post this to criticize the choice for Verdana, I just wanted to explain why so many sites nowadays define font-size: 80%.

Of course, Microsoft is to blame for this mess: they obviously should have published Verdana in the right proportions compared to the other fonts. But we all know about Microsoft and standards. :(