NoSquint allows site-specific text zoom

If you find yourself having to bump up text size a notch or two on some specific sites that you visit regularly, you will probably find the Firefox extension NoSquint very useful.

NoSquint remembers your text zoom level per site, so you will only need to adjust text size once for each site that uses text that is too small for your eyes. It also lets you set the default zoom level and adjust by how much text size is increased each time you hit Ctrl/Cmd - +. Too bad it doesn’t help with Flash sites…

In the comments on my post Scrap text resize widgets and teach people how to resize text some people argue that text resizing widgets are useful because people do not know how to resize text in their browser. Well, what if all browsers had the functionality NoSquint offers built in and clearly exposed to the user?

By the way, does anyone know if something like this is available for Safari? Firefox is a great browser for Web development, but I still prefer Safari when I stop coding and turn into a “normal” Web user. And that’s when I am most likely to run into sites with unreadably small text.

Posted on October 5, 2007 in Browsers, Usability, Accessibility