[thelist] Verdana Defence - was CSS Validation

Jane De'Ath janed at oakwebdesign.com.au
Wed Jan 21 18:18:17 CST 2004

Thanks for that interesting link Kris

I have always liked verdana and it's nice to have some evidence to encourage clients to use it.

I so often get clients telling me that times new roman is the best font for legibility, but it feels so drab when you are building a site based on that font.

I know the obsession with times new roman is a hang-over from when people learnt about print fonts, so it's great to have a university psychology department report to back up my own feelings.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: kris burford 
  To: thelist at lists.evolt.org 
  Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 2:42 AM
  Subject: Re: [thelist] Verdana Defence - was CSS Validation

  >I suggest you also ditch Verdana - 

  can understand why from a layout perspective, however there's an 
  interesting usability report at 
  http://psychology.wichita.edu/surl/usabilitynews/41/onlinetext.htm that 

  "Verdana appears to be the best overall font choice. Besides being the most 
  preferred, it was read fairly quickly and was perceived as being legible."


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