Big is Beautiful

I was surfing for some WordPress plugins when I chanced upon Mike Smullin’s blog and had a sudden epiphany — you don’t have need tiny fonts to look “cool”. The typography on the site on Mike’s site was, for a change, big, readable, and very comfortable on the eyes. It must be a sign of my age, but I decided that itsy bitsy fonts are OUT. I want my site to be clear and easily readable without a magnifying glass, and hence a quick dive in the stylesheet was in order. There is a problem with the layout if I upped the base font size too much, so this is a temporary hack until I get a chance to re-work the theme properly.

Before
Before

After
After

So here’s how it is; not as big as I would like it, but it will have to suffice for now. And no offence to the original theme author but for this blogger, BIG IS BEAUTIFUL.

🙂

PS: If the screenshots look better than what you see in your browser, that’s because I’ve ClearType enabled on my XP install. Try it sometime, you will be surprised at how much better your screen fonts can look.