For me, this small size print is a eye strainer. I am sure it is also for the large number of older folks, who frequent CI daily.Hear, hear!
How much is really saved by going to this "compressed" Format.
Absolutely nothing is saved
at all: All "print
" is transmitted as text, encoded nowadays as 1 of these: the genuine international standard ISO-8859-1 (8 bits/char.), Microsoft Windows-1252
a.k.a. (MS) IE misnomers "ANSI
" and "Western
" (each being 8 bits/char.), or probably CathInfo's default Unicode
(8--32 bits/char.). The huge advantage of Unicode
is that it allows international characters, e.g., ancient Greek or Hebrew (thus also New-Testament Aramaic), International Phonetic letters, genuinely mathematical symbols, additional punctuation, &c., to be posted for C.I. readers even by C.I. members who aren't posting from a Greek-speaking or Hebrew-speaking country.
I made the font size larger.Hooray!
Now please eliminate any & all remaining styles that display text
on your undisputed pastel backgrounds, where the text is some neutral color that's paler than full black (#000000), the paler text notably still used for each posting's "Subject
BTW, you can adjust the font size in your browser as well.
Nowadays, I think all browsers will override hard-coded
internal text sizes when displaying
such Web pages, and thus accept the numeric-keypad
' key to progressively shrink
all text in a tabbed or untabbed window. Likewise, the numeric-keypad
' key to progressively enlarge
all text. By "progressively
", I mean that hitting the chosen key repeatedly--altho' not much more than a few times for each instance--will compound the visual effect of hitting the key only once.
The frustrating issue is that it doesn't reliably override the hard-coded
internal text sizes when one needs to print
text at a size that's not only not
eye-straining, but actually reasonable for longish reading sessions. The print-prep & printing option
"Shrink to fit
" doesn't reliably do what a reasonable person would expect or hope
it would do.