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The Fires of Hell
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:40 pm Reply with quote
Metalireland Joined: 03 Jun 2005 Posts: 7326 Location: learning the sacred words of praise hell satan
I know, it's delicate.

But sans serif (arial, verdana) just doesnt cut it any more for reading text.

I want to make the reviews font bigger, and make it more like Times for ease of reading.

That should help mobile devices and full monitors alike.

Anyone have any objections?
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Stephen BroMalley
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:11 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 19 Feb 2009 Posts: 1241 Location: digging a neghole
If you're doing anything in the name of legibility how about dropping the light text on a dark background?
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The Fires of Hell
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:13 pm Reply with quote
Metalireland Joined: 03 Jun 2005 Posts: 7326 Location: learning the sacred words of praise hell satan
I've always been against a white colour scheme... even in text boxes.... that would be a pretty big jump I reckon. Though it is indeed for legibility I want to change/resize the font.
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Tezcatlipoca
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:58 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 06 Jun 2005 Posts: 1510 Location: Haarlem, The Netherlands
Stephen BroMalley wrote:
If you're doing anything in the name of legibility how about dropping the light text on a dark background?


It's easier on the eyes this way.
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Bane
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:15 am Reply with quote
Joined: 06 Jun 2005 Posts: 12736 Location: Dublin
The Fires of Hell wrote:
But sans serif (arial, verdana) just doesnt cut it any more for reading text.

Sorry, but WHAT?? Since when? Did you watch a 10 minute video about fonts on Vimeo or something?

If you really want to help mobile devices and full monitors, Google "responsive design".
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The Fires of Hell
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:42 am Reply with quote
Metalireland Joined: 03 Jun 2005 Posts: 7326 Location: learning the sacred words of praise hell satan
I think the small verdana looks a bit pokey nowadays, just.
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pentagrimes
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:51 am Reply with quote
Joined: 27 Aug 2005 Posts: 5543 Location: as far away from you as humanly possible
can we change the rating system to out of 10 instead of out of 5 as well while we're at it?
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Prolonged Spumesence
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:42 am Reply with quote
Joined: 07 Jun 2005 Posts: 3915 Location: Bloody Pit of Horror
Leave the font. Sans-serif on a dark background is the best way to have things. Maybe darken the text just a little be to reduce the glare of it a bit.

Personally I'd be more worried about trying to remedy the reoccurring "No Posts Exists for this Topic" problem that seems to rear its head on a regular basis.
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dawals
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:58 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 28 Jul 2006 Posts: 5199 Location: Dublin
I prefer to see "No posts exist for this topic" in sans-serif myself. I wonder what 1349's favourite 10 fonts are Question
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Hauk
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:12 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Apr 2007 Posts: 641 Location: Na Sceiri, gContae Fhiongail.
dawals wrote:
I prefer to see "No posts exist for this topic" in sans-serif myself. I wonder what 1349's favourite 10 fonts are Question


Laughing

I've no issues with the fonts as they are. It's generally smaller than what other forums have but it's not a bad thing.
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Juggz
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:43 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 01 Nov 2011 Posts: 1336 Location: Under A Lesbian Moon
I'm a bit of a Calibri man, myself, Verdana is so five years ago.
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Stephen Ireland
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:51 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 24 Apr 2009 Posts: 341 Location: Starting 11, Aston Villa FC, Birmingham, England.
Basically, no. I couldn't handle it. It'd be way too far out for me.
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JonK
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:53 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 10 Jun 2009 Posts: 1509 Location: Dublin
Much prefer sans serif myself. I'd just go for making the review font a point or two larger.
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Nerd
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:50 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 06 Jun 2005 Posts: 3026 Location: Laboratory of Nightmares
If the font changes i'm out of here. End of.
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Shunyata
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:33 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 23 Jul 2009 Posts: 1442 Location: Let's get fucked up
Size 14 papyrus with comic sans for headers.

And animated gifs for the scores.


Seeing as all metal subgenres are going retro I think the site should embrace that and strive to emulate 1996 geocities.
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