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From: Joel (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-30 21:45:24

Joel wrote:

> Obviously, I am with the sans-serif camp. I could go on and actually
> cite and provide you with links that will substantiate the sans-serif
> choice, but it's very easy to google. Try "serif sans serif choice
> typographer" and you'll find lots of info regarding which is best
> for screen and print. To save you from the trouble, you will find
> something like:
> <>
> Serif or sans serif?
> For continuous reading in print, serif fonts are generally more readable
> than sans serif. However, on the web, the opposite is true. Serifs are
> tiny, subtle strokes which, on screen in a small size, become a rather
> crude series of little square bitmaps. Their absence makes the font more
> readable.

BTW, it's not a coincidnce that the top 10 sites (e.g):

all use sans-serif. These big guys hire graphic designers. I'd really
push for boost, as a whole (docs/web pages), to switch to sans-serif.


Joel de Guzman

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