Wired on the 2006 top ten mistakes in Web design
I find it very ironic that this Wired blog uses an extremely small, serif font for its body copy. I had to bump up the size two notches to be able to read it, which unfortunately made even more of the copy hide behind a Flash ad. It’s even more ironic when you consider this quote:
It’s interesting that web design has now settled down so much that they’re pretty much the same design mistakes repeated over and over. New browser windows busting open, teensy teensy horrid little type, wall-of-sound blasts of dot-pdf text, you’ll find all these annoyances keenly familiar, just like I do…
I think whoever decides which font size the Wired blogs use needs to read that.
Update: After taking a closer look at the code of the blog post I mentioned, it seems like the tiny text is caused by an editing mistake or a broken template (as Jeff Croft mentions in the comments here the tiny text is caused by a missing </span> tag and occurs on other posts as well), and is not intentional. Sorry for not taking a closer look before posting this. It’s still ironic though ;-).