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Serif vs Sans Serif?

Sans Serif
Total votes: 12
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Joined:Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:10 am
Location:Ontario, Canada

Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:47 pm

I can't vote because I can't choose between them. I think it's important to use a font that's legible but also goes well with the theme of your site. Sans serif fonts are supposed to be easier to read on screens but I've been reading books on my iPad Pro with serif fonts without any issue.

Larissa made the best point: it's more the size that matters than the specific choice. Doesn't matter if you use a sans serif font if it's way too small. :)

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Joined:Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:32 pm

Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:27 pm

I like to use sans-serif for the main body and serif for headers (usually). But sometimes I'll swap or use sans-serif for both (and vice versa). It really just depends on the "look" you're going for I think :) I just try to keep spacing in mind as well as text size so that it's readable no matter which font I use.

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Joined:Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:04 am

Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:37 am

I always go for sans-serif fonts like ariel, tahoma, verdana, etc because I find these easiest to read on a screen. I find it very difficult to concentrate on serif scripts, especially when people make the fonts very tiny.

I do find, however, that serif fonts are good for titles and add a bit of elegance to a design, but it depends on what the site is for. I do have a tendency to bold and/or capitalize links as it makes them stand out - sometimes, I use serif fonts for links, too, but it depends on the subject of the site. If it's a fantasy or historical fiction site, then I'd use them.

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