Web Site Visitors Don't Change Text Size

Click Density recently posted the results of a survey of browser text size settings across the 1,500 sites they currently track.

For consistency's sake their analysis was limited to Internet Explorer users, but the results are pretty conclusive: 99.7% of web site visitors used the medium (default) text size.

This doesn't even vary much depending on screen resolution either.

I find the ability to change my browser's text size very useful (I just did it in order to quickly re-read this post) and so it's a shame so many people are apparently unaware this ability even exists (I'm assuming that they're unaware rather than that they simply choose not to use this feature).

I don't see why browser makers can't display this functionality in a more obvious fashion — either within the default set of browser buttons or in the browser toolbar.

Posted on: September 27, 2006 | No comments

Recent Entries in "Web General"

Comments

Comments are closed for this entry.

Subscribe

Subscribe to my RSS FeedSubscribe to my Web Design Blog RSS Feed

TOP STORES

Categories

Proud member of 9rules network