The thing is - when both Apple and Google are using Sans Serif fonts because of the rise in viewing via mobile devices it seems sensible to do the same.
|The PT Sans font from Google Fonts|
The rationale for using a sans serif font for browsing via mobile devices is that:
- Sans Serif fonts render more easily and accurately and
- hence make reading on a mobile device much easier.
The mobile version of my blog had always rendered in Sans Serif on my iPhone - but it still rendered in Georgia on my iPad and - after a little bit of testing - I agreed that it worked better on my iPad in a sans serif font - particularly the side column text.
I only have access to the Google Fonts on Blogger so had to choose from what was available. If they'd had the new Google font I would have gone with that!
I also realised that both my new websites have sans serif fonts - and it took all of 10 seconds to decide to try the experiment - and another 10 seconds to decide to implement the change - so they now all use the same sans serif font i.e. PT Sans
So that's why the text in today's version of Making A Mark looks a bit different to yesterday's!
More information about Fonts
- Google Fonts - compare the different fonts
- Google Developers - Use Legible Font Sizes
- Typewolf - Font Recommendations for 2015
- Design Shack - 7 Tips for Choosing the Best Web Font for Your Design by Carrie Cousins
- Just for fun - and for those who remember it well (from 1 April 1977), we also have April fool - San Serriffe: teaching resource of the month from the GNM Archive, April 2012 (I remember precisely where I was when I read that original article on San Seriffe!)