Phew. We’re turning over the font size issue so vigorously it’s gone green.
An on-screen style switcher was due on this site sometime down the pipeline, but I rushed it in response to the discussion. See right-hand sidebar — if things are funky, reload.
Here is every way this site now caters to potential font size problems:
- All fonts are defined in relative units so that even IE can scale them.
- Two style sheets exist, one with units defined, and one that bases units on your default browser size.
- You can switch between these with any browser capable of style sheet switching.
- You can choose a style and make it persistent by hitting one of the buttons on the right, thanks to the magic of cookies.
The only potential group that might still have a problem with all of this are an insignificantly miniscule fraction of users who disable scripting/cookies, retain CSS, leave their browser default at 16px, can’t read the text, and refuse to suffer the inconvenience of hitting two keys upon entering, and two keys upon leaving this site.
I’ve yet to write the alternate page that will load if scripting is disabled and the links are hit, but rest assured, that’s coming too.