I have problems with vision, so I prefer to view web sites on increased scale. On scales more than 110% question headers become partially visible. IMHO using "rubber" design, that tries to show all content independently on it's container size, is much more preferable.

UPDATE: Switching to "Full zoom" instead of "Text zoom" desides the problem, but then all linked to page raster images, like screenshots, become disgusting. I think, that adopting site to be looking good with text-only zoom would be great.

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    Relevant: The two types of browser zoom
    – hammar
    Sep 20, 2011 at 15:07
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    Which browser are you using? Are you actually zooming or just increasing the font size? See the blog post I linked above for the difference.
    – hammar
    Sep 20, 2011 at 15:13
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    I'm using lastest Firefox with NoSquint extension. Text-only zoom, see updated question. Sep 20, 2011 at 16:38

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Apparently it is trivial to switch over to the mobile site. Just click the link at the bottom for the mobile site. The mobile site seems to scale to various font sizes without any problems.

One solution that might work for you would be to install something like User agent switcher. Then force your browser to appear as an iPhone for the stackexchange sites, stackexchange has some tweaks for mobile browsers. My vision is also not great. I frequently find that mobile optimized sites tend to scale a lot better to larger font sizes.

Of course I would really like there be a way that I could request the mobile optimized site without having to mess around with user agents, but that doesn't seem to be possible yet.

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    Scroll to the bottom of a page on a SE site. There is a link there labelled "mobile" that will enable the mobile version of the site. No user agent tricks necessary.
    – hammar
    Sep 20, 2011 at 20:21
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    I hadn't noticed that link there before. That works fine for me, thanks.
    – Zoredache
    Sep 20, 2011 at 22:47
  • Thank you, mobile version is nice :) Sep 21, 2011 at 1:27

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