We hope you like our new look. After more than a week of experimenting with permutations and combinations of type fonts, Crotonblog has fixed on what we believe are the most readable fonts and point sizes for text, heads and subheads.
The text is set in Garamond, and it’s the last word in dignity and class. You are reading it right now. Garamond has long been preferred for use as what typographers call a bookface because of its ease of reading and popularity with book designers. One of the oldest of fonts, it takes its name from that of Claude Garamond, a French typecutter active in the 16th century.
The heads and subheads are set in Times Roman, another handsome face. Its most distinctive quality, the chiseled points on the serifs, is often lost by using it in reverses (white on black) and, or printing it on coarse paper stock. The capital letters come right out of the Roman stonecutter’s art, and the lower case maintains the chiseled effect.
We think you will agree that our blog is now more readable—oops, more legible than the former puny sans serif font, Verdana, we were almost forced to use. Please feel free to offer your comments and suggestions. Just don’t suggest that we go back to Verdana, the font that Bill Gates and Microsoft imposed on the computer community. It’s Garamond and Times Roman for us from now on.