Friend reports that text is too small to read on my blog

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I have a very new blog at http://reneechin.yola.com. I use a Mac, and Mozilla or Safari. A friend and another person reported that the text was too small to read and could not be expanded. When I look at the blog on my computer using the aforementioned URL, it looks fine.

Can anyone shed light on what is happening and what I need to do to fix this?
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Hello Renee,

I have looked at your blog and the issue is likely to be with your first chart. The font is quite small and requires a little peering.

The hyperlinks are also a little on the small side.

Your chart I see is an image. You would need to expand this a bit to bring it into the comfort zone of your readers. Possibly even twice as much to resemble the font size of your normal text. This then would be problematic as the style of your site is quite narrow. A certain fix would be to select a style with a wider useable space.

The hyperlinks can be increased simply by highlighting and selecting a larger font size say 11 or 12 point (?)

The issue of font size becomes heightened for people using computers with smaller monitors and default screen resolutions. .If you are working with a very generous monitor size then i think that you can see the issue evolving.

There are user side work-arounds but these tend not to be successful. People don't want to fiddle with font sizing of their browsers just for a single application.

Is it important? I think so. You want to maintain and probably increase your reader base. I think that a different Yola style option is your best option.

You can get a very good comparative perspective from this link:

http://forsite.synthasite.com/website... (Visual reference)

followed by the link:

http://www.yola.com/yola-style-guide (Function guide)

It's always a bit of a pain when things like this crop up I know. Selecting a replacement style is not a difficult situation as the blog will be refilled automatically. You will have to move things around of course to re-fit.

Good luck with this Renee.
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Try adding this code in front of each paragraph... this should change your font size. <div style="font-size: 20px;">
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First, I was hoping that the html code would appear above but the field box turned it into regular text. Second, just to clarify, the hyperlinked text is what got smaller when it was published. I want to change the size of the hyperlinked text, not the entire paragraph text.
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Just add that code I gave you just in front of the text you want to hyperlink. It would look something like this: <a href="YOUR LINK URL><div style="font-size: 20px;">YOUR TEXT</div></a>

I hope that does the trick! =)
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Hey littleus, That worked! Thank you!! I will keep this around to help with future problems with decreased hyperlinked texts.
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I'm glad that it worked out! Remember you can use this for your text as well - not just your hyperlinks. =)
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Hi Renee,

I would confirm what Peter says, your chart is small, but the actual writing on the blog is fine.



I notice the you mistyped your website's address in your question. It should be http://reneechin.yolasite.com/

Please let us know if we can help you with anything else..
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Hi Ruth,

Thanks :). How can I get the chart to show a larger print? The software squeezed the image.
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Hello renee,

The chart is an image and the image has been reduced. This is related to the available space for the image.

You can either change the style of your template to allow for a wider blog or cut your image into sections and place the sections appropriately. This is a bit of a difficult situation. To bring the text size up to the other you would in effect need to double the width of your space.

I would go for a wider style of template if the chart is that important.

Good luck on this Renee.
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Hi Peter,

Yes, you had written to me about that before. It's interesting that the space would need to be twice as wide. But alas, I made a note at the end of the blog about where to find the chart if someone was really interested in finding it. Thanks again for the very helpful comments :).