Wilson Miner on Internet Type Sizes

A rather interesting and timely post by Wilson Miner about why he chose to make his body copy so big.

After years of wondering why browsers defaulted to 16pt text sizes I’m starting to be convinced that long text really is significantly more readable on screen at precisely that size.

One thing that I’ve been thinking about lots recently is the text size here on EW, I’ve felt it’s a bit small. I think this confirmed to me it is, so I might be having a bit of a play at the weekend and a revision of the site may or may not follow!

(Via Sam Brown.)