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Elizabeth Perez | Graphic Design + Art Direction - Inbox Telenet Webmail Vergeten? Vergeten? Meer weten over Telenet Webmail? © Telenet 2014 - Juridische informatie - Privacy - Tariefinfo en algemene voorwaarden Valt jouw partner ook altijd in slaap voor tv? Doe mee > Looking s2Play More, je bent als eerste mee met de beste tv Meer info > Fonts Logo Scribble Junkies Strange Native | Making Mom Proud Geoffrey Dorne | Designer in Paris | Graphic Designer Letterform Archive Which Are More Legible: Serif or Sans Serif Typefaces? | Alex Poole Update March 2012 See my expanded critique of Colin Wheildon’s legibility research. Back in 1998 when Times New Roman was still widely used on the web, my then boss made sure we always designed our web sites with Arial, as she hated the look of serif fonts on the web. Was it the case that sans serif fonts were more legible, or was it just a matter of taste? In 2003 as part of my master’s degree I reviewed over 50 empirical studies in typography and found a definitive answer. Introduction An argument has been raging for decades within the scientific and typographic communities on what seems a very insignificant issue: Do serifs contribute to the legibility of typefaces, and by definition, are sans serif typefaces less legible? Part 1 provides typographical definitions. Part 2 reviews the evidence for and against the legibility of serif and sans serif typefaces. 1. Legibility vs. readability An illegible type, set it how you will, cannot be made readable. Typographical features Point size 2. 3.

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