Web Design: A compelling case for larger fonts

We've probably said it before. We'll probably say it again. But this article says it very well: Make your web site legible.

16 Pixels For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake.

Consider your audience. Gray-on-gray eight-pixel type is beautiful and looks like an architecture magazine. But if you want your audience to understand your message, larger and higher-contrast is the way to go. The article itself proves the point.