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Sunday, April 01, 2007

A CAPITAL IDEA

YOU MIGHT HAVE NOTICED A CHANGE IN THE LOOK OF THE GENEALOGUE TODAY. I'VE RECEIVED SEVERAL COMPLAINTS OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS THAT THE TEXT OF THIS WEBSITE IS TOO SMALL FOR THE AVERAGE GENEALOGIST TO READ—THE AVERAGE GENEALOGIST BEING ROUGHLY THE AGE OF THE AVERAGE GLAUCOMA PATIENT. I AM ALWAYS ATTENTIVE TO THE NEEDS OF MY READERS, AND THINK THAT THIS CHANGE WILL ACCOMMODATE THEM NICELY.

THE USE OF ALL CAPITAL LETTERS MAY HAVE THE UNINTENDED EFFECT OF MAKING EVERYTHING I WRITE SEEM URGENT. TO AVOID CONFUSION, FROM NOW ON ANY PASSAGE WHICH I INTEND TO EMPHASIZE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY MULTIPLE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!

AS AN ADDED SERVICE TO ANY BLIND GENEALOGISTS WHO VISIT THIS BLOG, SELECTED TEXT FROM THE GENEALOGUE WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE IN BRAILLE. IF YOUR COMPUTER MONITOR WAS MANUFACTURED AFTER 2004, IT SHOULD BE BRAILLE-READY. SIMPLY RUN YOUR FINGERS OVER THE FOLLOWING LETTERS TO READ A SPECIAL MESSAGE.

Harry Liggett

Take it from an old newspaper guy, all caps are difficult to read. Increasing the point size is what you want. Also, of course, you should have a sanserif type--I believe you do--and not a serif face which again is diffiult to read. It is good to know that bloggers are concerned about readability.

Chris

You make a good point. I may have to reevaluate my new design on April 2nd.

Thomas Hamburger Jnr

The braille version of the Genealogue is a fine idea, Chris.
And, for those with hearing impairment, it's great that you've BEEN SHOUTING EVEN MORE LOUDLY THROUGH YOUR MEGAPHONE THAN USUAL!!!!!!!!!!!

Looking forward to your April 2nd re-revamp.

Kind Regards

THJnr

Lee

And a happy April Fool's Day to you too. :-)

Lee

Apple

Hey this was great! Loud enough to hear and no magnifying thingy needed on my screen. I've got a brand new computer but I can't find the braille feature!ud

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