Official blog of Clark's Blogging for Journalists class, Mass Communication department

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Are you my type?

Doesn't matter what you post if people can't read it, or if it's hard to read. Your job is to make it easy.

1. Read:

2. How does the type measure up on your blog? One good thing, one weakness? Post in comments below, by Wednesday, Jan. 29.


Clark’s Guide to

Readable Typography for Blogs

(Or anything, for that matter)

1.         Serif—Easiest to read
2.         Sans Serif—harder to read the smaller it is or the more of it there is
3.           Most body type should be about 12 point in size

4.           Script is hard to read--invitations only

5.           Italic is hard to read

6.         Only center type
          On Invitations,
            Or Titles, not
            On most  material


8.                  REVERSE TYPE 
should be at a
And bold
And small san serif 
is hard to read
As is colored type
on reverse  
10.             Screens can make type hard to read

Especially over sans serif

Or heavy and colored screens

11.               Weak colors disappear

12.               Colored type isn’t as effective
As black type, or dark type on a light background

13.      Don’t  Mix Lots of Type Faces

14.            Stick with a few
                  that are compatible


  1. I think my font is readable. The strongest point would be the font compatibility. Weakness would be the contrast in black and light grey.

  2. I think my font is bold and easy to follow. The black words compliment the grey background which is a strength. I don't see weaknesses with my font. yet..

  3. I think my fonts compliment one another for now. I want to find an old typewriter font, I think that would feed my obsession quite nicely. One weakness of my font would be the color on the introduction. It almost seems transparent.

  4. I think my font is readable. Strongest point is it is bold enough to read. i am not finding a weakness in my font at this point.

  5. The font on my blog is large and dark, making it very readable. The strong point of my font is that it is appealing to the eye and makes reading the posts easy. The weakest point of my font is that it lacks a large amount of creativity and does not stand out much from other fonts.

  6. I chose a simple navy blue font against my white background which I think makes it simple to read. My colors and fonts are simple enough, it presents no problems yet.

  7. I know what I want for my fonts for my title, I just do not know how to incorporate those fonts onto my blog. I want the "Through the Faded" part of my title to be blurred, while the word "Lens" is brought into full focus. I want the fonts to show a progression as if a camera is being brought into full focus. This will give my audience some unique insight/perspective as to what they will encounter on my blog. I want to set the tone, on the behalf and in honor of Hollywood's past.

  8. My font use is boring. The only interesting font I have is my title. I downloaded it from Pinterest. Other than that, my body font could be a tad more eye-catching. It's a bit small as well, I just haven't gotten around to playing with fonts.

  9. My blog has a black background with some bright colors in it, So my font for my posts is white and it really pops. My blog needs some more work done but as far as the font goes, I like it.