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Old 08-18-2006, 10:12 AM   #1
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I really hate to be a grinch, because I see how some members are having such a good time choosing fancy fonts for their posts, but sometimes I have a hard time reading them! Ok my eyes were never that good, but some of the fonts have really thick letters and the words look like blobs. I do not want to take away anyone's fun, but maybe if the admin could keep those of us in mind who don't have huge monitors and who are stuck with a high resolution anyway (to be able to display msot of the web pages that are out there) and ditch some of the wackier fonts?
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:02 PM   #2
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Yes, i see what your takin bout. i try to get my fonts big, thin, and blue, but it never works. most people have a hard time reading little fonts and even the fonts we are using now...
i try to make them bigger and bolder....srry...=)
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:17 PM   #3
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Hi Skunkstripe – what is your preffered font? When I work with visually impaired clients I use Tahoma at least font 14 – but you just name the font.

Also we are advised to have a pale pink background as this avoids too much whitespace which makes concentration difficult. You name it and I’ll post in that font in future.

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Old 08-19-2006, 05:19 PM   #4
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Hi Skunkstripe what is your preffered font? When I work with visually impaired clients I use Tahoma at least font 14 but you just name the font.

Also we are advised to have a pale pink background as this avoids too much whitespace which makes concentration difficult. You name it and Ill post in that font in future.

(sorry I posted twice, I thought the font had changed to tahoma but it hadn't - I'm technology challenged - lol

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Old 08-19-2006, 05:46 PM   #5
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Gee that is very nice of you. Jake I can almost read that second post without my glasses!!
Lemme see, I'll try some right here and find out how they look:
Arial
Arial Black
Arial narrow
Book Antiqua
Century Gothic
Comic Cans MS
Courier New
Fixedsys
Franklin Gothic Medium
Garamond
Georgia
Impact
Lucida Console
Lucida Sans Unicode
Microsoft Sans Serif
Palatino Linotype
System
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana

And here is everything all over again in bold:

Arial
Arial Black
Arial narrow
Book Antiqua
Century Gothic
Comic Cans MS
Courier New
Fixedsys
Franklin Gothic Medium
Garamond
Georgia
Impact
Lucida Console
Lucida Sans Unicode
Microsoft Sans Serif
Palatino Linotype
System
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana


now all in italics
Arial
Arial Black
Arial narrow
Book Antiqua
Century Gothic
Comic Cans MS
Courier New
Fixedsys
Franklin Gothic Medium
Garamond
Georgia
Impact
Lucida Console
Lucida Sans Unicode
Microsoft Sans Serif
Palatino Linotype
System
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana


and finally bold AND italic
Arial
Arial Black
Arial narrow
Book Antiqua
Century Gothic
Comic Cans MS
Courier New
Fixedsys
Franklin Gothic Medium
Garamond
Georgia
Impact
Lucida Console
Lucida Sans Unicode
Microsoft Sans Serif
Palatino Linotype
System
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana


I am just going to post this and then sit back and look at it so i can comment.
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OK now that I can see it, I can tell that I have a hard time reading the Arial Black and the Impact especially if they are bolded. The Gramond is unreadable (to me) at this font size. Like I said, ireally do not want to spoil anyone's fun-I think it is just if somebody uses one of those fonts with the fat letters and then maybe they are bolding it my eyes hurt trying to read it.
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You know, I don't think anyone in here would mind at all using a different font at a bigger size. I guess its just making them aware. Its not good if you are not fully included in everything and by just making a small adjustment with the font will give you equal participation. I know its an Admin issue so maybe you could ask Doberman if its possible to put a general request up.

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You know, I don't think anyone in here would mind at all using a different font at a bigger size. I guess its just making them aware. Its not good if you are not fully included in everything and by just making a small adjustment with the font will give you equal participation. I know its an Admin issue so maybe you could ask Doberman if its possible to put a general request up.

In the meantime I'll use a larger, clearer font.

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How about we just stick to the default - size 2 black Verdana for the majority of posts with variations of size/color/font for emphasis sparingly. Would that be amenable both to those who have a bit harder of a time reading posts as well as those who like to spice things up on occasion? If we need to fiddle with things, let's work out a good solution now.

I know those bigger fonts really bug my eyes out, especially on my laptop (1024x768 resolution max ).
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Unless anyone objects I'll stick with this font so that anyone can read it. Is that OK? That way it makes it accessible to everyone -

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