The write stuff…

Fonts, it would appear, are all the rage again. Dave Shea is taking back Times New Roman, and I have to admit he does make that font look cool. But then again, he is a first-rate designer.

But after finding links to these very helpful pages: Windows font survey, Mac font survey, Unix/Linux font survey I though that maybe now is the time to break out of the age-old Times/Arial/Verdana/Courier limitations on the web.

The combined results are interesting too, for example the Impact font has over 85% occurrence rate on both Windows and Mac, yet I rarely see it on a page. Perhaps it’s just not suitable for most design.

Anyway, I’ve been toying with the idea of redesigning my website (if I ever get time), and typography may well form a large part of the design.