Web, blogs, & typography

I tend to think that Sparkplug9 is fairly readable. It’s black text on a white background, and the text size is not tiny.

Or so I thought.

Take a look at this screenshot of the Forbes website. I scrolled past the myriads of ads and assorted site chrome:

I know it’s a little small in the image, but you can click the image to get it full-size.

In my opinion, that’s almost the most-readable website I’ve ever visited. And that includes Jakob Nielsen’s useit.com, theoretically the poster-boy for usability and readability.

Hmmm … thinking I’ll need to increase the font size.

One thing it certainly does: increase reading speed and enjoyment.

 


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