When designing a website you have to consider screen resolution. Although its a shrinking percentage many people still use 800/600 resolution. This site was designed at 1024/768 and causes lots of scrolling for people who have 800/600 resolution.

I know this is a fundamental mistake because I've made the same mistake myself.
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Another fundamental mistake made is setting the font size of all the text in a manner in which it cannot be resized in Internet Explorer. Go on and try to resize the text in Internet Explorer. It can't be done because the designers have set the font size at 11 pixels. This is a problem because Internet Explorer does not resize fonts specified in pixels (this is incorrect behavior) and because 11 pixels is simply not large enough at some resolutions. Times Daily web team: PLEASE change this. Set your font sizes to around '0.9em' or '90%' for a comparable size.
Ubermensch is absolute right (did I really say that, LOL) - there are still some folks out these using the small screen resolutions. Heck, I even get a tiny handful of vistors to my site that are using 480x640!

As one whose eyes are, ahem, getting a bit older, I always use percentages for my entire layout, including fonts. I also make sure to notate on the home page that text IS resizable for others with vision problems.

Let's face it, we babyboomers ain't spring chickens anymore!
The current bane of the web design world is deciding whether to optimize for 800x600 or 1024x768....and what about mobile?. If they would design using pure web standards (i.e., xhtml and css) this would be a non-issue. The layouts should be at least partially fluid. As well, with valid CSS text resizing is merely elementary. CSS should serve up the mobile layout automatically. Oh well, IT IS BETTER THAN IT WAS!!

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