Amos Newcombe’s Weblog

2008 June 5 Thursday

Style Switchers Are Back: Ideas, Examples and a Contest

Filed under: Web design — anewc2 @ 12:42

Style Switchers, from Smashing magazine.

Hmmm. The fact that a lot of users, especially windows users, see the Unison site with much larger fonts than I typically do when I am designing it. But not all. The browser can change font sizes, for those that know about it. But a style switcher would make it more explicit. This article shows you how.

Style switchers are used to provide users with a choice of layouts, fonts, colors and views they can use to adapt the design to their personal needs. Designs with style switchers are more flexbile, more adaptive and more user-friendly as different visitors can quickly modify the design for their personal convenience.

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