RE: [NH] Re: Font sizing that works . . . and doesn't
- --- Greg Chapman <greg@...> wrote:
>I totally agree that Times New Roman doesn't work well on a webpage for
> The only point I would stand by, the one which you concede to some
> was that mixing serif and sans serif fonts in the cascade does not
> sense artistically, as the two generic styles (whatever ideal or
> font you name) do set the tone of a piece of writing. (Personally, I
> that Times New Roman is a visually appalling mess of jaggies when
> used as
> body text at Internet Explorer's default setting.
> As I said - just a little more to think about!
any number of reasons. After all, it is a font meant for paper not a
monitor! I use san serif fonts on all my sites. The one time I had a
client who insusted on Times New Roman, I compromised by not setting
any font and leaving it up to the user - I couldn't bear to design the
site looking at TNR!
When I first started designing, I used Arial a lot but over time, have
become very attached to the open letter spacing of Verdana - it is so
much easier to read.
John, I usually set my base font size anywhere between 76 - 82% and
then the main content font at 100% (or 1em). Headers of course are
sized up and footers etc. are sized down. This system has not failed
me yet in my extensive testing.
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- I agree with you about Verdana being the nicest. I use
it for my Assignments at College and they seem to like
it. It may seem extraordinary for such a minor issue
(+/- 5% on font size) to become the subject of such
heated argument. It did eventually fizzle out
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, sisterscape <sisterscape@y...> wrote:
>I think we're basically on the same page there Sister. I set my base font size at 100% and then down size to .85em (give or take a few em's) to get what I want and I've had excellent results doing it that way over the years too.
> John, I usually set my base font size anywhere between 76 - 82% and
> then the main content font at 100% (or 1em). Headers of course are
> sized up and footers etc. are sized down. This system has not failed
> me yet in my extensive testing.
Thanks to your and Greg's comments I've revised my list of fonts and removed Times New Roman, Times, and serif from my TopStyle CSS template. I should have done this a long time ago, however since those were near the end of my chain of fonts, it's not likely to make any difference to the people viewing my pages.