Links to Bugzilla (and other) Quotable Comments
- David Baron, bug 24846 c2 - font preference UI in prominent startup page/tab
Web "designers" believe that users never change the default font size....
- Todd Fahrner, bug 24846 c3
I agree very strongly....
- David Baron, bug 24846 c6
Since the default fonts are too large for their (young) eyes, web "designers" make pages that reduce font size.
- Henri Sivonen, bug 31961 - feature to zoom so that majority of text on a page is user's default size
- Matthew Thomas, bug 61883 c28 - smarter default prefs for the 5 basic CSS fonts
- Ian Hickson, bug 65571 c38 - text Zoom setting should be remembered (per-site) across browser sessions
- David Baron, bug 65571 c44
[P]oorly designed pages (i.e., most of the web)....
- David Baron, bug 65571 c46
If the web were a better place, web authors wouldn't be...using font sizes significantly smaller than the user's default. These features are all workarounds for bad authoring techniques.
- David Baron, bug 65571 c48
- David Baron, bug 69205 c16 (physical units)
- Matthew Thomas, bug 96096 c18 - default font scaling (zoom) preference
Text Zoom is a temporary mechanism for coping with...badly designed sites. It makes you expend a little effort, as
a slight discouragement from visiting sites which mess with your preferred font sizes....This way, it provides a small market
force encouraging site authors to Do The Right Thing with font sizes.
- Andy MacNamara, bug 108391 c0 - text zoom should be remembered across browser sessions, per site [FIXED]
- Quan Nguyen, bug 108391 c36 - (site text too small)
- Randell Jesup, bug 113013 c0 - default font size pref should affect "absolute" font sizes
- David Baron, bug 113013 c2
Authors should almost never specify fonts in pixels (but of course they do).
- Randell Jesup, bug 113013 c6
[A]ll pixel measurements should be deprecated IMHO. They're only of any real use if you assume a more-or-less standardized DPI,
viewing distance, and display size (and assume the user has normal visual acuity). They should never have made it into the spec.
- David Baron, bug 113013 c7
Pixel measurements are strongly discoraged by CSS gurus.
- Randell Jesup, bug 113013 c10
- Karsten Self, bug 113013 c17
- Ian Hickson, bug 113013 c20 (why various user font size controls exist)
- Randell Jesup, bug 113013 c21
- Jesse Ruderman, bug 113013 c23
- David Baron, bug 131236 c1 - text zoom causes misinterpretation of CSS lengths
If web designers were responsible and didn't try to defeat the font size preferences of users, then we could implement....
- Ian Hickson, bug 131236 c3
- Randell Jesup, bug 131236 c5
[T]oo many page authors assume HTML/CSS is a page layout language and spend their time absolutely positioning and sizing
things. This is bad for people like us, and it's bad for accessibility.
- Randell Jesup, bug 131236 c18
- David Baron, bug 131236 c42
Authors should only very rarely use non-relative CSS size units for fonts....
- me, bug 131236 c43
- me, bug 131236 c46
- R. K. Aa, bug 140220 c0 - fonts are too small
- Boris Zbarsky, bug 190727 c1 - text zoom also zooms pixel-defined font sizes
The user's choice is more important than the designer's choice, is the philosophy we go by. The reason is simple -- the user is right
there looking at the page and hence can make a better decision that (sic) the designer, who has never seen what that page looks like for that user.
- Jakob Nielsen
- Ian Hickson
- Henri Sivonen