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New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:11 am
by ST Graveyard
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.

Maarten

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:03 am
by Brume
Voted

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:18 pm
by Stefan jL
Voted Ubuntu :)

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:33 pm
by christos
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.

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:05 pm
by farvardin
I like roboto!

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:08 pm
by switchblade
:megaphone: FREE COMIC SAN MS!!!! :contract: :lol:

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:29 pm
by dyno64100
browser's default "sans-serif" font... !

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:55 am
by Mug UK
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.

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:48 pm
by Xerus
I like Verdana font.

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:30 am
by Hazzardus
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.

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:34 pm
by ST Graveyard
Thank you all.

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:51 pm
by darklight
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.

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:42 pm
by ST Graveyard
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,
Maarten

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:12 pm
by Hazzardus
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
Much better all round!

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:53 am
by ST Graveyard
Thank you for the feedback.