A series of thunderstorms have interrupted our work down in the garden; so I'm surfing around blogland, popping in and visiting some new sites, following back doors from my familiar haunts.
I'm noticing a few things about my habits and yours too.
I space/try to space my copy. It is not done for aesthetic reasons, negative space, illustrating importance, subsets, etc.. None of this. It is done for the simple reason that even when I enlarge the print, I have trouble reading it with my present spectacles. At the end of three lines, my eyes blurr.
Not your fault.
Not my fault, either. It is the fault of Medicare. Yes. And my supplemental insurance. Neither will cover new glasses. They will cover a trip to an eye specialist if I have some putrid stuff lodged in the eye and must be hospitalized. But, no new glasses. I must first get cataracts removed before new glasses appear on the horizon. (And I do not do surgery voluntarily!)
So, with that background, you can guess that my present glasses are limited in what they allow me to read comfortably on the computer. Some of you have so embellished and framed your
blogs that enlargement is out of the question.
So, ask yourself, do I want to discriminate against the poor, the old, the four eyes?
And another thing: some of our computers are ancient devices, with little memory. If you load your site with gadgets that need to be opened through other gadgets, you cause our poor devices to squirm and retreat.
Not your fault, either. Now, go on, do what you were doing. Don't mind me. I'm just taking a short break.