fonts and web design

if there is anything i hate more about web design than fonts, i don’t know what it is. everyone has this urge to micro-manage the font face and size to a degree that is basically impossible to achieve in a usable, cross-platform, cross-browser manner.

it’s the canonical bike shed discussion in web design.

this is why the only font-family specified on this site is for the header (and that’s even for a font that only panther users are likely to have), and the only font-size specifications are relative. if you don’t like the fonts, it’s your own damn fault for being too stupid to set your browser’s default font to something you like.

every time someone complains about a font choice, it increases my desire to just set everything to comic sans and throw my computer out the window.


MySQL's new home page looks cool.

» arvind » december 24, 2003 1:50pm

i have the same problem with just about every one of my clients - they want it to look great, but on their screen. then, when they go somewhere else and look at it, and it's just a little bit different....

ugh. i think there's a reason that we have to deal with people like that. i haven't figured out what it is yet, but there has to be a reason.....

» adam gerstein (link) » december 27, 2003 6:17am

never thought of it that way, DUH, but well pointed out mate

» shaan (link) » december 28, 2003 3:29am

I always use Arial font.

» Sergio (link) » december 31, 2003 2:22am

I prefer Times New Roman

» Mike (link) » february 10, 2004 10:16am

I prefer verdana

alta en buscadores

» tpm » february 14, 2004 7:02am

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