7 fucking declarations.
That's how much CSS it took to turn that grotesque pile of shit into this easy-to-read masterpiece. It's so fucking simple and it still has all the glory of the original perfect-ass website:
You never knew it, but it's easy to improve readability on your site. Here's how.
Look at lines 1 and 2 of some shitty website you're building. Assuming they're not married they probably shouldn't be humping. The defaults are trash -- pick a minimum
line-height: 1.4 for body copy. Headings should be tighter. If you can't see that...piss off.
If your text hits the side of the browser, fuck off forever. You ever see a book like that? Yes? What a shitty book.
Black on white? How often do you see that kind of contrast in real life? Tone it down a bit, asshole. I would've even made this site's background a nice
#EEEEEE if I wasn't so focused on keeping declarations to a lean 7 fucking lines.
I know your partner says otherwise, but it's true. Bump that body copy to render close to 16px or more. Smaller type works well for print, not the screen.
Looking at an LCD screen is strainful enough. Don't make me read a line of text that's 200 fucking characters long. Keep it to a nice 60-80 and users might actually read more than one sentence of your worthless dribble.
I love what the creator of this site's inspiration did. What I'm saying is that it's so, so simple to make sites easier to read. Websites are broken by default, they are functional, high-performing, and accessible, but they're also fucking ugly. You and all the other web designers out there need to make them not total shit.
"You're a fucking moron if you use default browser styles."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Inspired by the geniuses behind motherfuckingwebsite.com and txti.
This page—that isn't a total fucking eyesore—was created by me with help from him.