The American Caliban (substitute) wrote,
The American Caliban
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I set the serif, but I did not kern the Futura

I started futzing with my browser fonts. God help me. Once this begins I go into an OCD frenzy in which everything looks too big, too small, too bold, too faint. I blame Torgo. Anyway, while I'm raging at machines and rubbing my eyes and trying to figure out what hurts the least to look at all day, I thought I'd ask you all what you use. POLL TIME.

Edit: If you answered "Microsoft Comic Sans", the "see below" means "please kill yourself now".

Poll #518899 What fonts do you browse with?

What serif font do you use?

Times
4(9.8%)
Times New Roman
12(29.3%)
Georgia
6(14.6%)
I dunno, the default it came with?
8(19.5%)
Other (see below)
11(26.8%)

What sans font do you use?

Helvetica
6(14.3%)
Verdana
10(23.8%)
Arial
9(21.4%)
I dunno, the default it came with?
8(19.0%)
Microsoft Comic Sans (see below)
1(2.4%)
Other (see below)
8(19.0%)

What monospace font do you use?

Courier
11(26.8%)
Courier New
9(22.0%)
Andale Mono
5(12.2%)
I dunno, the default it came with?
8(19.5%)
Other (see below)
8(19.5%)

I browse by default in

Serif
17(40.5%)
Sans
16(38.1%)
Monospace
1(2.4%)
I dunno what you're talking about.
6(14.3%)
Other (see below)
2(4.8%)

My default font size is

10 pt
8(19.5%)
12 pt
19(46.3%)
14 pt
1(2.4%)
larger than 14 pt
7(17.1%)
smaller than 10 pt
0(0.0%)
What are you talking about?
1(2.4%)
The default, I dunno
5(12.2%)

I cannot deal with fonts smaller than

Mean: 9.44 Median: 9 Std. Dev 1.92
8
19(48.7%)
9
3(7.7%)
10
11(28.2%)
11
1(2.6%)
12
2(5.1%)
13
0(0.0%)
14
2(5.1%)
15
0(0.0%)
16
1(2.6%)

My settings are nothing like your choices. I use:

Tags: fonts, geek, obsess, usability, web
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