Tuesday, August 08, 2006

holy crap, ClearType!

There was an article on Mezzoblue about how most people never bother to turn on ClearType in Windows XP, and how this affects web design, and how IE7 is going to change that. Suddenly I realized that I'm one of "most people".

I'm so far out of the loop on that kind of stuff that all these years I'd always assumed Windows XP would turn it on automatically if it detected a display where ClearType would work. I guess this is giving them way too much credit..

ClearType was turned off on the computer I'm using to write this, and has been off for the entire time I've owned it (since 2002!). I just turned it on, and it makes a huge difference.