Comments: Blessing of Fonts

Well, Galveston recently had the blessing of the shrimp boat fleet, but I doubt that's what you were referring to.

Posted by owlish at August 9, 2005 12:14 AM

It's actually a play on the hymn title: "Come Thou Font of Every Blessing."

I thought I would be clever and use "Font of all Wisdom," but a quick google search revealed that idea had been done almost to death in many other similar articles about typefaces.

Posted by JohnL at August 9, 2005 11:17 PM

I guess I need to reform. I had no idea that Times New Roman was so offensive. I just use it because I know most people have it. To me, it looks almost exactly like most of the other serif fonts.

Posted by Lynn S at August 10, 2005 05:22 PM

Lynn, in the overall scheme of things, fonts are just not that important (which is of course why I put the Lileks quote in there;-). And Times New Roman is a font that everyone has, so it's a great choice from a useability standpoint.

To preserve the useability and still offer a different font, you could revise your font definition on the stylesheet (if you like serif fonts best) to declare a different font first (which the user's browser would load, it it had it) and then put Times further along in the argument, e.g.,

font-style:palatino,"palatino linotype",Times New Roman, serif;

I actually like your blog's layout and readability, so any changes you make should be to satisfy your own tastes.

Posted by JohnL at August 10, 2005 09:01 PM

When you look at different fonts together on the same page there is quite a bit of difference, or little differences make a big difference or something like that.

Posted by Lynn S at August 11, 2005 06:58 PM
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