Saturday, February 25, 2006

Font change

Since my Web-design gurus say that sans-serif fonts are more readable on the screen than serif fonts (the opposite applies on paper), I am trying a switch to (depending on your system) Verdana, Arial, or generic sans-serif.

Archived pages are in the old font. Your comments are welcome.


Blogger gl. said...

i know that it's "common knowledge" at this point, but i still disagree. serifs or death!

11:03 AM  
Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

Spoken like a calligrapher!

2:22 PM  
Blogger branruadh said...

I think the sans serif font is a much gentler font on the eyes on-screen. My personal hypothesis as an amateur layout geek is that serif fonts have so many small pixellated areas on-screen, the eyes try to process them and get overworked. When printed, however, they smooth out and guide the eye.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Herb Mitchell said...

Having visual issues, I actually prefer serif fonts...

5:50 PM  
Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

What got me thinking about this issue was a class discussion where I was projecting various websites onto a large screen, using an LCD projector.

I could show definitely how serifs tend to "fuzz out".

My university's webmaster is a strong proponent of sans-serif type for the Web, and he has pretty well won me over, I think.

9:47 PM  
Blogger gl. said...

that's true: tv resolution is such that serifs waver or disappear.

5:18 PM  

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