Until today, I have unsuccessfully waged my own private war against tiny text size on the internet. Some sites use a default text size that renders microscopically on larger monitors at higher resolutions. Changing the default text size at the browser level isn’t a solution, because then the text size on many sites is way too big. It has been extremely frustrating.
Occasionally I google around in search of a solution. Today I found one. And based on 30 minutes of surfing around and actually being able to read the words on pages, I proclaim it the greatest Firefox extension ever.
NoSquint is the long awaited answer to the text size problem.
It allows you to set a default zoom level for all pages within Firefox (the suggested 120% works well for me). The best part is that you can also set individual zoom levels on a per site basis. This allows me to automatically increase the absurdly small Netvibes text to 140% and the almost as absurdly small My Yahoo text to 130%.
This may be the most significant advance in my internet experience since broadband.
I am very happy, though I can’t resist firing one last shot across the bow of the young and eagle-eyed developers who ignore text size issues: why does it take an extension to do what the sites themselves should already offer via the personalization settings?