The problem with browser minimum font size settings
Long ago, when I griped about Slashdot's redesign, Oscar del Rio left a comment suggesting that I use Firefox's minimum font size setting to cut this off. This isn't an approach that I like for a relatively simple reason: I'm willing to have some text set small, just not the main text.
I want websites to be able to set less important things in small font sizes, but I don't want them shrinking down the text I'm actually here to read. If I set Firefox's minimum font size up large enough that the main text is always readable, I completely take out the small font sizes on those less important things and they wind up too big.
(Yes, this is a hideously belated followup. Part of the fun of writing
it was trying to figure out if I'd already written an entry talking
about this; I ultimately resorted to trawling the archives with
Sometimes I am not the most organized blog-writing person in the world.)