Friday, July 30, 2010

Should Reep change the font? What say you?


I have a friend who is a marketing guru of sorts. He hates the font I use on my blog and has ripped me for using it a few times. He says I should use an Arial font instead. He even says, and I quote- "They've done a bunch of studies on readability and Arial fonts pretty much take the cake. Much cleaner and no swirlz."

I'm not a marketer, I don't know what swirlz means, so I really don't care if I lose readers over the font...nevertheless, if this Arial font I'm using in this post pleases you, the faithful readers of Reepicheep, let me know. I'll switch.

I've switched the font to Arial...Give me your feedback by way of the poll on the sidebar.

11 comments:

malcolm said...

Much easier to read especially since you use a reverse. Keep this or any other sans serif font.

Andrew B. said...

I need a comparison side by side. :(

I cannot answer...

Zach said...

I'm in favor of the imperious Roman font.

Zach said...

By the way, your quiz offers a "yes/no" answer to an "either/or" question. Now if you wanted to make it a both/and, you might be on to something. . . ;)

Reepicheep said...

Zach...I had both of your comments coming...

Jim said...

I don't like Arial, FWIW.

Woody Woodward said...

I'm getting old, the Areal Black is good, but I certainly can go with the flow!

Zach said...

Well my teenage daughter says I'm awfully predictable -- there's probably some truth to that. o{]:¬)

Perry said...

Why only decide between those two fonts? There's a lot more to choose from. I personally like, "Bookman Old Style." I've written most of my letters on this computer with that font.

Your new font would be different. But, I don't care either way.

Rick Calohan said...

Garamond 14 all the way baby!

Todd said...

I think you should pick any of these:
http://www.heyokadesign.com/news.asp?post=top-ten-worst-font-choices