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New mozilla.org Site Launches

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.


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

by grayrest

Saturday November 15th, 2003 3:03 PM

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That's the entire point of Verdana and Georgia. They're both designed as screen fonts rather than paper fonts. In order to make the fonts more readable at lower dpi, they have about a 20% larger x-height (x-height is the height of a lower case x in the font). This increased x-height is why it looks larger despite having the same overall height. Some people find the look to be blocky/gaudy, others (myself included) like the look. Both fonts look largely the same on both Mac and Windows, though I don't use Macs often and might forget some small differences. I disagree with your assessment of the merits of the fonts' designs and every typography textbook I've read has recommended the opposite as far as web design goes, though they do recommend using it at a smaller size than the default IE size.

If anybody else happens to like the larger x-height fonts, I recommend picking up the Bitstream Vera fonts.