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Thursday, January 21, 2016

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.

 Read today, for Monday class:

Also check

2. How does the type measure up on your blog? One good thing, one weakness? Comment below by 5 pm Monday

Read  this:

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


    Only Center Type
on invitations
and titles,
not on body copy


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 can't tell what the font style for my blog is (it's the default for my template), but I think it's good. It's not too small, but isn't too large, either. I wish it was just a more black instead of grey, but it's not bad.

  2. I think that the type on my blog is really easy to read. I'm using the font that came with the theme I picked out on Tumblr. I could change the font color, but I think one of the strengths of the black font is that it's easier to read. A weakness would be that I can't change the font type so I'm hoping that it looks okay!

  3. I use the font called Coming Soon.

    I like it because I made it big enough to read. I think the problem is that It runs together. I used multiple paragraphs to try and separate it. I think if I were to make it a bit bigger or bolder it could help.

  4. I just use a basic font on my blog. I think it's really easy to read and it flows really well. I don't really see any weaknesses in it, unless people think it's too small for some reason!

  5. On my blog I have good contrast between the words and the background color of the post. It is easy to read with short sentences and black coloring. My title for each post is larger than the words in the post. I don't see any weakness.

  6. I think that my fonts measure up well with what the article says. My title fonts are a bold sans serif font and my body type is a serif font that is easy to read creating a nice contrast between the two. The only weakness that may exist is the body font color is a dark gray rather than black. However, it is on a very light background making it easy to see.

  7. I chose to use the Georgia font. I think it is good because it is a Serif type. The only bad thing I can think of is that it might be too small.

  8. On my blog I am using a basic and simple font because it goes along with the theme of "common". It is easy to read and I think it flows really well with the overall look of the entire blog. With my gadget titles, I did decide to use a little more of a creative font just because it adds a touch of quirkiness to my blog.

  9. My blog will have the Georgia font because I think it is the easiest to read. I am keeping the coloring of my posts black so it will be easy for the readers to read.

  10. My blog has a very basic font. I am sure that with time, I will be able to figure out how to change my font but as of right now, it will remain simple. So I guess I the weakness is that my font is basic. The strength I would say is it is very legible.

  11. One strength of my type is that it's simple and uses serif to make it easier to read. One weakness is I feel the type could be a little bit larger to it even easier to read and not strain the eyes.

  12. I really like the fonts I chose; I'd say the font types are a strength. However, I'm still not happy with the font colors. I may have to toy with the colors more to find something that really pops, yet doesn't hurt readability or clash with the background I chose. I would say that's the weakness.