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1. Posted by leafturner (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 17 Jul '12 09:16

I'm using the post card template. The only thing I'd like to change is the font format. The letters seem all jammed together. It's readable for me, but I think my aging mother is struggling. Any ideas?
thanks!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4366 posts) 17 Jul '12 09:35

It's mostly the font-face of the template, Georgia. You could try changing that to Verdana (which has a comparatively larger letter size). For that, find the line in your CSS which says:
body {margin:0;padding:0;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: small;color: #333;background: #ECECDD url(img/8/bg_header.gif) repeat-x 0 7px;}
and change it to:
body {margin:0;padding:0;font-family: Verdana, serif;font-size: small;color: #333;background: #ECECDD url(img/8/bg_header.gif) repeat-x 0 7px;}

I kinda like Georgia, though, so maybe the following would be a better change:
body {margin:0;padding:0;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 14px;line-height: 1.5;word-spacing: 0.7px;color: #333;background: #ECECDD url(img/8/bg_header.gif) repeat-x 0 7px;}

That has a slightly larger font-size, a bit more space between the words, and a higher line-height, which improves legibility.

Might be a bit too much, or maybe not quite enough, but you can probably experiment from there on.

3. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5417 posts) 17 Jul '12 18:10

I think the suggestion by Sander to increase the font size is good. Georgia does seem to end up a bit smaller than other fonts.

To make this change, you need to click on the Template tab, then click the "Customise this template" link that you will see there. You will see all the code that controls your blog's style and then follow Sander's instructions above.