Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Web typefaces

You may have noticed (or not if this is your first time here) that i have changed this blog's main font back to Arial. I had been experimenting with the web font Copse (which is still used for post titles and the main title of this blog - at time of writing anyway!) The font looks great on my Mac and iPad though can look just too harsh on a PC, especially if the page is viewed in Chrome or Safari. I do like serif fonts as they are better for readability but the overall effect of using Copse en masse is unfortunately a little bit too much of a good thing or gives you a headache.

So there is your lesson for web design and the use of fonts, try as many platforms as possible. Hopefully future versions of browsers will improve the display of these web fonts on all platforms.

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