February 15th, 2007
For many years most major web browsers have had built-in text size controls. Although it is generally very useful, the feature has its limitations as some pages fall into an unreadable mess and some others fix their text to a certain size and won’t budge.
Internet Explorer 7 ships with a new feature called Page Zoom that magnifies the entire page up to 400%. This includes the text and graphics and leaves the layout intact. However it’s not all clear sailing as my article on web page magnification clearly illustrates.
The article also looks at the free PageZoom add-on for Firefox which attempts to provide a similar feature.