Proposed by Jonathan Schofield.

Background


Some users find text content unnecessarily difficult to read. The default "body text" size is 15px – which is smaller than the standard 16px browser default. More detrimental, however, is the fact that line lengths are allowed to grow to around 150 characters, or ~25 words. This is considerably more than twice as long as is widely considered to be an optimal ‘measure’ for text.

What is the essence of this suggestion/idea?


To introduce good typographic principles to the website's design by increasing the standard font size and restricring the maxium line length for content such as tools, stories, events, and so on.

Current font size and line length


Revised font size and line length suggestion

What are the potential benefits of this suggestion/idea?


Improve site readability and accessibility.

Who would benefit from this suggestion/idea?


All members of the DEAL Community, and especially those who are visually impaired.

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