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#1 SDS

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 12:54 PM

Current font thinking:

 

- Google fonts to maintain cross-platform look

- Common fonts. We just want to legible. We don't need to be fancy.

- Larger font size to aid in readability

 

I like Open Sans:

 

https://www.google.c...cimen/Open Sans

 

Other Google fonts:

 

https://www.google.com/fonts

 

view fonts in size 16pt for now.



#2 Nanker

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 03:21 PM

I do too. It's open with a lot of white space within the glyphs. It's very readable. I strongly vote for a san serif font for regular postings.

I wonder if my old mentor Professor Archie Provan at RIT helped Google with these like he did Apple in the early days of DTP.



#3 Rubes

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 05:14 PM

I feel like I have to contribute since I am something of a font connoisseur (which is to say, I'm a font snob).

 

I have had some experience with Google fonts, and I think they do a good job with the selection and implementation of it. I agree that it should be kept simple and legible without fanciness.

 

Open Sans is a nice font which would work fine. It's a little fat for my tastes, though. If I had to pick a similar sans serif font, I'd look at Catamaran, Hind, Hind Vadodara, or Khula (the latter would be my choice).



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Posted 23 April 2016 - 05:40 PM

I like Open Sans, the fact that it's a bit wider makes it an easier read. Thanks SDS


Edited by ndirish1978, 23 April 2016 - 05:40 PM.


#5 Wacka

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 07:07 PM

Please make the font black on a white background.  I have a minor problem with contrast due to my stroke and site that have  off black (slightly gray) fonts with a background that is not white make it very hard for me to clearly read the text.



#6 SDS

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 08:07 PM

Please make the font black on a white background.  I have a minor problem with contrast due to my stroke and site that have  off black (slightly gray) fonts with a background that is not white make it very hard for me to clearly read the text.

 

Other people have the opposite problem. I have been asked to tone down the white because the brightness causes headaches.



#7 Chilly

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 10:22 PM

I too prefer a black background. I've seen other forum sites that let you pick a theme. Could have both and allow it to be an option.

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 11:54 PM

It would be nice to offer the choice. I am like many who can't read sites that have light type on a black background; it hurts my eyes.



#9 Wayne Cubed

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 04:06 AM

On a digital device, sans serif typefaces are easier to read.

I have a personal preference for Roboto, it's Googles attempt at Helvetica Neue.

I feel like I have to contribute since I am something of a font connoisseur (which is to say, I'm a font snob).
 
I have had some experience with Google fonts, and I think they do a good job with the selection and implementation of it. I agree that it should be kept simple and legible without fanciness.
 
Open Sans is a nice font which would work fine. It's a little fat for my tastes, though. If I had to pick a similar sans serif font, I'd look at Catamaran, Hind, Hind Vadodara, or Khula (the latter would be my choice).


Good to know there's a fellow designer around here. Although, I cringe every time I hear the word font, it's always been type or typefaces to me. Microsoft has made the word font, interchangeable now.

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 09:29 AM

I too prefer a black background. I've seen other forum sites that let you pick a theme. Could have both and allow it to be an option.

 

Yes, light and dark theme choices would be nice. I prefer darker screens, but can see why people would have a problem with it.



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Posted 24 April 2016 - 09:48 AM

Good to know there's a fellow designer around here. Although, I cringe every time I hear the word font, it's always been type or typefaces to me. Microsoft has made the word font, interchangeable now.

 

Good point!



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 06:00 AM

Please no bigger than 16. Bigger =/= better. Large fonts are as annoying as small ones.



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 12:10 PM

Bleeding Cowboys font for life



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 02:23 PM

Theme choices = good. I like a light background (not necesarily white).

 

Sometimes when I visit a dark background site, believe it or not: it triggers a migraine. This one triggered a migraine last week.