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Re: Comment about the W3c website

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 12:43:52 -0600
To: Scott Dunn <rugbycows@ozemail.com.au>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org, shawn@w3.org
Message-Id: <1103654633.24728.138.camel@seabright>
Hi Scott,

Are you referring to any pages in particular? I would note that
in general W3C does not specify any font sizes, so that user preferences
should, to my understanding, be taken into account. You should be able
to change font styles, sizes, and text color through user style sheets
or your own browser settings. 

I'm cc'ing our accessibility folks as well,

 _ Ian

On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 13:34 +0000, Scott Dunn wrote:
> I'm not sure who maintains this site but I find it difficult to read
> or navigate.
> For a group that is setting world wide standards this site is a poor
> example of a web site.
> It doesn't offer the user much choice in navigation the large text is
> hard to read and makes the site look cluttered.
> In this day and age websites should be flexible and allow the user and
> their settings to determine what they see. Just as a site should be
> accessible to a user with sight or other accessibility problems it
> should also be easy to use for all users. 
> As I myself am a web developer I need to use this site for research
> but I don't like to use it because I find it hard to read and due to
> the set out I have to take extra time to find anything. 
> I'm a visual person and I like sites to be set out in a clear easy to
> scan format which I don't find this site to be. Each time I visit the
> site it's only for a couple of minutes at a time as reading any longer
> gives me a headache due to the high contrast of the blue/black text on
> white. 
> What is comfortable for one user may cause physical discomfort to
> another.
> Margaret Clark-Dunn
Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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