Author Topic: Is this necessary?  (Read 3741 times)

Offline Othmar

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Re: Is this necessary?
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2013, 01:52:49 AM »
For someone who is into typefaces, I am surprised you are using a serif font in a screen-based context. :D


I was wondering whether someone would notice.
 

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Re: Is this necessary?
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2013, 02:00:44 AM »
For someone who is into typefaces, I am surprised you are using a serif font in a screen-based context. :D


I was wondering whether someone would notice.

I am pretty much an expert on typeface and readability, ever since I did some cursory research on web page design in order to support a presentation I made in a communications class.  :-X
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Re: Is this necessary?
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2013, 06:23:18 PM »
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Re: Is this necessary?
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2013, 07:57:24 PM »
For someone who is into typefaces, I am surprised you are using a serif font in a screen-based context. :D

San-serif is modernist annoyance, in any context.
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Re: Is this necessary?
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2013, 10:26:29 PM »
For someone who is into typefaces, I am surprised you are using a serif font in a screen-based context. :D

San-serif is modernist annoyance, in any context.

But it is objectively more readable on a screen. I am willing to make that sacrifice.
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Re: Is this necessary?
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2013, 01:17:02 AM »
For someone who is into typefaces, I am surprised you are using a serif font in a screen-based context. :D

It makes it much easier to read.
 

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Re: Is this necessary?
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2013, 02:00:52 AM »
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Re: Is this necessary?
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2013, 02:25:06 AM »
For someone who is into typefaces, I am surprised you are using a serif font in a screen-based context. :D

It makes it much easier to read.

Only if it is printed, or very large.
Serifs aid readability in printed text, but they detract from text on a screen.
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Re: Is this necessary?
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2013, 02:29:02 AM »
For someone who is into typefaces, I am surprised you are using a serif font in a screen-based context. :D

San-serif is modernist annoyance, in any context.

But it is objectively more readable on a screen. I am willing to make that sacrifice.

I still have a harder time with it than serif fonts, screen or not.  San-serif has to be MUCH larger for me to be able to read it clearly.
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Re: Is this necessary?
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2013, 02:36:54 AM »
For someone who is into typefaces, I am surprised you are using a serif font in a screen-based context. :D

It makes it much easier to read.

Only if it is printed, or very large.
Serifs aid readability in printed text, but they detract from text on a screen.

I disagree.
 

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Re: Is this necessary?
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2013, 02:55:20 AM »
Agree or disagree, the studies do not lie.

Although theoretically development in screen resolution technology could (and probably will) in the near future render moot the differences between screen and printed media, at which point serif fonts would be superior in both contexts.
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Re: Is this necessary?
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2013, 06:34:14 PM »
Welcome, Othmar.  Glad to have you here.

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