Wilson Minor on Relative readability
“After years of wondering why browsers defaulted to 16pt text sizes Iâ€™m starting to be convinced that long text really is significantly more readable on screen at precisely that size. The problem is that whenever Iâ€™ve tried that in a normal layout, it looks clown-sized, like those remote controls for old people. So I started pushing the scale up all around…”
Wilson Minor has written a great article on Relative readability where he dives into why he chose 16pt body text for his current (fantastic) redesign. Notably Wilson talks about how 16pt text on screen is as big as 11pt text in print, something I certainly hadn’t noticed.