If you find text on a website too small to read in FireFox you can increase the font size by using Ctrl and '+' on the numpad. This will only effect the tab you are currently in, and you can revert with Ctrl and '-'.
by default, firefox buttons and input fields are ugly Windows-95-style - this does not look good at all in a modern GNU/Linux environment IMHO; so I did a wee bit about it; the google.com index page looks like this for me now:
The 'Presidency' of my local LUG, the North Wales Linux User Group is coming up for change soon, as the current 'President' is leaving for somewhere in England. I'm now considering taking over the 'Presidency'. I'll only be able to do this for some 9 months as after that I'll (hopefully) be going off to University.