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Importance of web fonts

October 25, 2009

In Technology Review, the article “A Note on Type – Font designers imagine a better-looking web,” discusses the need for more fonts displayable on the web. Friedman discusses the reasons why new fonts haven’t appeared on the web and the upcoming future of web fonts. I found this article interesting because of how Friedman links the importance of fonts to website usability and the effect it has on what is being read. I like spending time on font choices and find it interesting that people study fonts in terms of such things as ergonomics.

Friedman, Joshua (November/December 2009). A Note on Type – Font designers image a better-looking web. In Technology Reviewhttp://www.technologyreview.com/web/23502/page1/

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephanie Roach permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:39 pm

    Thanks for posting the info..It really can make a big difference to have easily readable fonts!
    You might also find the following site on web typography of interest.
    http://www.webtypography.net/
    Thanks,
    Steph

  2. clementmunns permalink
    November 2, 2009 3:25 pm

    Note this for our discussion on intellectual freedom in a couple of weeks.

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