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

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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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Voted Ubuntu :)
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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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I like roboto!
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browser's default "sans-serif" font... !
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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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I like Verdana font.
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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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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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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

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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,
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Thank you for the feedback.
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