WTF (Why This Font?)

  • Posted on: 16 May 2011
  • By: admin

There are thousands upon thousands of fonts out there. Why stick with Times New Roman or Verdana when you could use a font that looks just like The Matrix? However, will an awesome-looking font really make people like your writing better?

Although computer monitors continue to improve in terms of resolution and clarity, keep in mind that some fonts can look “fuzzy” and thus become hard to read at extremely small font sizes. Under certain viewing conditions (particularly Windows with font smoothing disabled), your fancy typography may be completely unreadable.

There’s a reason why almost every website and blog uses the same small selection of fonts. Usually, people want you to pay attention to what their words mean, not just the way they look. Using too many fonts can make a site look messy and chaotic, which is fine if that’s what you’re going for.

The following sections will help you decide on which fonts will work best for you.