New Atari Legend font - Please help

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Which font do you prefer?

Audiowide (Original)
2
6%
Noto Sans
4
12%
Roboto Slab
2
6%
Ubuntu
8
24%
Open Sans
5
15%
Verdana
13
38%
 
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New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby ST Graveyard » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:11 am

Hello all,

I would like your help in choosing the best font to be used as of November for the Atari Legend website. All remarks are welcome. If you have another font in mind, let me know. We have gotten some 'complaints' regarding the current font used as being not clear to the eyes and hard to read. This font will now only be used for headers and titles.

Here goes - I am using the news section as we have some gray text and white text :

current font

Audio wide.png


Noto sans

noto-sans.png


Roboto Slab

Roboto slab.png


Ubuntu

ubuntu.png


Open Sans

open sans.png


Verdana

verdana.png


Thanks for your time.

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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby Brume » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:03 am

Voted

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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby Stefan jL » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:18 pm

Voted Ubuntu :)
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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby christos » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:33 pm

Open sans. Google fonts can be loaded online and are not platform specific. You will get consistency accross devices like that. Also open sans has all chatacter sets. Roboto doesnt have greek iirc.
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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby farvardin » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:05 pm

I like roboto!

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Postby switchblade » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:08 pm

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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby dyno64100 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:29 pm

browser's default "sans-serif" font... !

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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby Mug UK » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:55 am

Ubuntu or Verdana for me, but couldn' vote for both, so chose Verdana as I used to use that when doing RoboHelp projects and it's a very readable screen font. The serif example hurt my eyes more than the current font does.
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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby Xerus » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:48 pm

I like Verdana font.

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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby Hazzardus » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:30 am

dyno64100 wrote:browser's default "sans-serif" font... !


This is the only correct answer. Why are you worrying about typeface choice for content? let the browser handle it.

Picking custom typefaces that look decent for titles, logos etc, NEVER works for content. Also, I don't want to see Roboto or Ubuntu while I'm reading stuff on a Mac. Just think about all the websites that you read a lot, there's no fancy typefaces on content. Headings, Go for gold mate, but leave the content as default.

Keep it simple.

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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby ST Graveyard » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:34 pm

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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby darklight » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:51 pm

Hazzardus wrote:
dyno64100 wrote:browser's default "sans-serif" font... !


This is the only correct answer. Why are you worrying about typeface choice for content? let the browser handle it.

Picking custom typefaces that look decent for titles, logos etc, NEVER works for content. Also, I don't want to see Roboto or Ubuntu while I'm reading stuff on a Mac. Just think about all the websites that you read a lot, there's no fancy typefaces on content. Headings, Go for gold mate, but leave the content as default.

Keep it simple.


I'd say almost every website specifies a font stack. This one (atari-forum.com) has:

"Lucida Grande", "Trebuchet MS", Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;

for its post content text font stack - with the browser default the very last if no others are found.
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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby ST Graveyard » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:42 pm

Hello all, the font has now been updated. Please see www.atarilegend.com

If you have suggestions or complaints, let me know.

I hope this is much better to the eyes...

Thank you all,
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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby Hazzardus » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:12 pm

ST Graveyard wrote:Hello all, the font has now been updated. Please see http://www.atarilegend.com

If you have suggestions or complaints, let me know.

I hope this is much better to the eyes...

Thank you all,
Maarten


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Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Postby ST Graveyard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:53 am

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