Down With the Serif Tyranny!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Audrey, Aug 22, 2013.


Which font type should be the default message body type?

  1. Serif (as it is presently).

    0 vote(s)
  2. Sans-Serif.

  3. Pie.

  1. Audrey

    Audrey Member

    Just so you know what I'm talking about:

    I think the default body font for the forum should be a sans-serif font. This isn't a book, it's a website. Like cars, it's meant to be functional and visually pleasing.

    Who's with me?

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  3. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    I prefer sans serif, too. I've come to hate Times.
    I've found that Verdana or Tahoma are easy to read on a screen.

    Looking at this, probably Tahoma would get my vote.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013
  4. wash

    wash Active Member

    Serifs are where you get the style in a font.

    I can't write in iambic pentameter, haiku or even limerick and hand kearning takes too long.

    Don't take my serif, its all I've got.
  5. WRC Fan

    WRC Fan Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, I've hated the default Times from day one. You'll see that personally, I've been changing the font in all my posts.

    Although it just hasn't been on the top of my To Do list. Also, being that this is a new platform, it's taken some time to get up to speed.

    But, I took the time to dive into it tonight, and for the time being the default Font Family is as follows: Arial, "Helvetica", Verdana, sans-serif

    At some point, I would like to maybe even do more customization and serve our own web fonts from the server. But, that'll be another day.
  6. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    This one prefers serifs.
  7. Audrey

    Audrey Member

    I use Google Fonts for my pages. Works easily with CSS. Thanks for making the change. It's so much more pleasant to read! :)
  8. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    I use sans serif for almost everything. Specifically Arial font normally. Simple is usually best, especially for a website.
  9. Devon

    Devon Member

    UI research has basically proven that sans serif is easier for reading on displays, serif is better for paper documents. I use Segoe UI - it's incredibly easy to read and attractive onscreen.
  10. DirtyBlueshirt

    DirtyBlueshirt Active Member

    Comic Sans Forever.

    Or Papyrus.

    Whatever pisses off Font nerds this week.

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