Any workarounds to the illegible website Fixed Fontsize Fetish?

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Subject: Any workarounds to the illegible website Fixed Fontsize Fetish?
Posted by:  per…@yahoo.com
Date: 14 Oct 2005

while Google and Yahoo allow for easy legibilty on new hi-res screens
with truly resizable fonts, it seems most corp websites like
aa.com and bofa.com etc etc, use fixed non-resizable fonts, designed
for 800x600 res, that become practically illegible on hi-res screens.

Do any browsers work around this idiotic design fetish?  AFAIK, IE
doesnt, switching to 'largest' font size makes no diff on these
websites.

It seems most people deal with this by crippling their screen res down
to 800x600, but there has got to be a better way.

Is there some magic setting in IE to override the website font setting?
Will Firefox allow for true user font size settings?

It is truly a ridiculous commentary on 'progress', imho.

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