I’ve been adjusting the font size for this blog because I’m getting older and finding it harder to read, especially when I’m tired. (My optometrist suggests I consider bifocals.)

The default font size for the Jekyll Minima theme that I’m using is 16px. I’ve been experimenting with a larger size. It is now set at 23px.

To adjust the default font, I have been editing $base-font-size in the initialize.scss file.

The path for this file is: _sass / minima / initialize.scss

The default code is this:

$base-font-size:   16px !default;

I changed it to this:

$base-font-size:   23px;