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Questions regardarding user experience implications of font sizes.

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How many people use each accessibility font size on Android?

I'm looking for a statistic about the accessibility font size usage on Android. How many people don't change the setting? How many change it? To what do they change it?
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Standard font size for non-Latin scripts

For Latin fonts you typically see anywhere from 12-16px for the main body of text. Medium.com has 21px for article body text which is larger than most. GitHub has 12px for code. Twitter has 14px for ...
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Digital signage font size

I'm designing screens for both Mobile & Digital signage, the screen may vary from a smartphone to a 80" screen. I wanted to know how to determine the appropriate font size for fields like Title, ...
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How to create an Android and iOS mobile application style guide

We currently have 4 different mobile applications serving different purposes. Each app is supported on Android and iOS. Different developers have worked on the applications over time and there are ...
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Comfortably legible base font-size?

I'm trying to figure out a comfortably legible base font-size for all screen sizes, on a platform that supports several languages. Anyone worked on a similar project? If so, what was your outcome and ...
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Font-sizes smaller on mobile, yes or no?

I always have the same question when I am working on a new project and I have to start thinking about responsive design. What do you think about reducing the font-size of the website content from ...
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How can I visualize deviation from the standard as a badge?

I have an icon-button on my website. When clicking on it, the font size can be increased/decreased. I want to visualize that there is a deviation from the normal font size when the user clicks to ...
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Is the new Apple Music with big fonts good from a usability perspective?

I have been testing the new Apple Music app for quite some time now. At first, I liked the design but I am slowly getting fed up with the big fonts. I like big fonts but Apple seems to have gone a bit ...
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Styles to distinguish heading levels in a document

Can you advise how to distinguish heading styles in a document? I write informal (i.e. for internal use, not published) technical specifications, and they're structured (e.g. with chapters, sections, ...
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Choosing font sizes for responsive design

I've been trying to find a good way to define my font sizes, or to get some orientation on what sizes should I use when defining the font sizes for a responsive website (from small mobile phones to ...
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Minimum font size for mobile view

While designing a mobile app or mobile responsive site, what should be the minimum font size that wouldn't affect user's eye sight?
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Color and Text Sizes Suggestions [closed]

This is my first time on this website and I wanted to get some suggestions for my portfolio website. I just bought the domain so I'm using my IP Address. Here is my website (click me) My website is ...
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What is the biggest a font can be for optimal legibility

I'm reviewing a site design and the hero image has a font size of 53px, which feels uncomfortably large, especially for longer titles. Is there a limit to how big titles should be on the web? i.e. ...
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Icon size inside a button [closed]

Is there a correct size, or relative size, to use on an icon within a button with/without text? I've seen this being used a lot of times but didn't found any source about choosing the proper icon ...
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Counter in a corner of a button

I'm creating a user control which is essentially a wide tile-like button (think Windows 8 "wide" start menu tiles), but in the upper-right corner there's a darkened area which contains a counter. This ...
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Accessibility - browser or site?

I'm looking for some kind of authoritative stance on this - imagine the following scenario: A site is striving to meet Level A of the WCAG 2.0 specification. In the header of the site which runs ...
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What is the smallest font size that is still legible on mobile phones? [duplicate]

I am working with a designer who wants to cram a lot of content into the mobile version of his website and who has provided a design at 750px physical width rather than at a more average device width. ...
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Why should I use em, and not % for fonts?

If ems essentially give you a result that is a percentage of the base font, what advantage is there to using it, rather than % for font sizing? I have looked around, and haven't really seen anything ...
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Best way to fit text in a limited amount space

I have a series of columns that have a header like so: What is the best option when it comes to readability and getting the information needed on the screen? I am currently resizing long headers in ...
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What are the best practices for developing a website for older (65+) audiences? [closed]

I'm creating a landing page aimed at 65+ year old demographics in the US. What are the best practices for creating web pages aimed at that audience? Are there special fonts, font size, color palettes ...
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Should desktop apps allow you to zoom in with ctrl +/-?

Web browsers and text-editors are the only desktop apps that come to mind which support zooming via ctrl + + / - / 0 or (cmd + + / - / 0) shortcuts. Why is this? Should my app / desktop apps in ...
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Relationship between font size and content's perceived length

My site has long form content. I need to understand if having a large font size, though it helps in readability, may lead to perception that content is longer than it is thereby making less people ...
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Should a web app remember your accessibility settings after login?

We have a website/app in which users can select the following accessibility settings when on the login page: Language (default is English) Font size (default is 12px for regular text etc) Colour ...
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Is it a bad idea to use fluid font sizes for titles?

In one of the sites I developed, the title of the pages is always one word. It's one word but the length of the words are different. I want to make the font size of the title as bigger as possible. ...
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What should be emphasized - description or the hyper link?

Signature which I have on other fora: Interested in Drawing, Painting, and Crafts? Please Commit to the Arts and Crafts Stackoverflow proposal. All the font is Impact. The words "Drawing, ...
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Is a larger font size friendlier for new computer users?

Based on anecdotal experience, people less familiar with computers seem to prefer larger screen size, less resolution, larger font sizes. Are there any studies that show this?
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How to improve the readability hexadecimal characters on a small label

We have a scenario where we require our users to enter in a six character hexadecimal serial number from an IOT device into a website textbox. Unfortunately, due to the form factor of the IOT device, ...
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Are there guidelines for when to use UPPERCASE, Capitalize Each Word, or Only the first letter?

We currently use UPPERCASE headers and titles quite a bit (probably too much) and are looking to adopt a consistent set of rules for when it makes sense to use... ALL UPPERCASE Capitalize the first ...
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Font size for e-commerce

Recently during a usability tests almost all of our customers complained about the small font size on our website. We use: 26px for headlines 13px, bold, for navigation, product names, etc. 11px ...
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What is the ideal font size to be used in user interface that supports all foreign languages?

I read in a forum that 12px english/roman character will appear to be readable while a 12px japanese character would be very heard to read. This brings me to the question, "Is there an ideal font size ...
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What is the default typography for UINavigationBar in IOS 7? [closed]

I know the font is either HelveticaNeue-Light or HelveticaNeue-Medium, but which is it? What is also the font size?
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Statistics or research on browser window size based on the display screen size

There are many sources and references for reports on screen resolution and display sizes for desktop (and mobile), and there are less information about browser window sizes. I think both pieces of ...
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How should I approach adding custom themes to a sales management application?

I work in a company that develops some of the best sales management tools in the states. Recently I proposed the idea to add custom themes support which would include: -different color schemes -...
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Bigger font sizes trend [closed]

During the last years, there has been gradual increasing of the Web sites and programs UI font sizes. Even Google increased the font size. Could this be because of the aging population of the ...
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Reasonable (big) default font sizes

In our app (a CAD type app for the casual computer user) we allow users to choose from a number of preset font sizes. These defaults are picked pretty arbitrarily from what OS X offers in their ...
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Why do movie posters use credit fonts that are hard to read?

Many contemporary movie posters typeset the credits in an extremely thin font: Is this just out of convention or is there a particular reason for deliberately making the credits hard to read?
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Font size, or layout, which to decide first?

Font size (and font) and the layout (width, height, etc.) of DOM elements affect each other. If they were to be done within different phases in web design process, which should be decided first? ...
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What is the minimum font size for an Ecommerce header [closed]

I'm dealing with my art director to redesign one of my website and more specifically the header of one of those. My websites are in web responsive and i'd like to know if there is any specification ...
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Are there any statistics on number of users who alter their font size (zoom, custom style, etc.)?

One of the reasons for using em measurements (especially for mediaquery widths) is based on the fact that we should allow the user to alter their font size to suit them -- either by zooming their ...
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Should text be bigger on mobile?

Should text be bigger on mobile despite the fact that we're dealing with smaller screen real-estate? Pros: Easier to read while in motion Easier to read under difficult lighting Cons: Requires ...
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How much does vision change as we age?

I'd like to share with my web design team some specific, quantitative data on just how much visual ability changes, even as young as 40 years old. This is to help drive home the need for adequate ...
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Font size too big

I have a fluid site design that enlarges text font-size to keep the line length within acceptable parameters (70-80 chars). It seems fine to me but for many people they complain that the font size is ...
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What's the best body font size for responsive sites for seniors?

The National Institute on Aging says 12-14 points, but I'd like know what makes sense in pixels since point size are different for different font families. Google Bootstrap body font is 14px. Is that ...
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Is there an optimal font size / line height ratio?

When styling text on web pages, both font size and line height can be set. For example, the text of this post will be displayed using a font-size of 14px and a line-height of (about) 18px, set using ...
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Is there a unified font size metric across all applications?

This is not precisely UX related, but very important to user interface design in general. In summary, across applications (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash) and platforms (Browsers, .NET, Mac, ...
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Recommended pixel size for labels for mobile?

In the same way that the minimum tap area for mobile should be 44px according to apples documentation, is there a recommendation for label sizes?
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Should I have a text size widget for accessibility on a charity website?

I'm a developer at a small web agency that works primarily with charities. We tend to put a simple textsize widget on every site (eg. top right on www.embraceme.org). I find myself wondering if that's ...
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“Best practice” font for information heavy web applications

We run a B2B, information dense web application (a helpdesk) and our base font is currently 13px Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif We've been thinking about using a webfont to improve this. ...
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Usefulness of on-site text resize tools

I'm not sure what to call them, but anyone know of research on the effectiveness of including the ability to resize text onscreen via a buttons/toggle. I mean the "aA" button you still sometimes see ...
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Do you think we should ban 11 pixels font size? [closed]

We know that serif and sans serif can perform equally well, if you choose a body text size above 12 pixels. Below 12 pixels serifed typefaces don’t render sharply enough, but on desktop monitors 12 ...