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Check Your Fonts
Here are the most common "Web safe" fonts:
- Times New Roman
Here are some uncommon fonts:
How many of your fonts match those in the image below?
Large text is hard to read because people can only read one or two words at a time.
Small text is difficult to read because many computer screens cannot clearly display the tiny characters. Also, small print is hard to see under the best of circumstances.
Here are common font sizes that are both fixed and proportional:
- 6 pixels
- 10 pixels
- 14 pixels
- .9 em
- 1 em
- 1.2 em
- 1.4 em
Black text on white a white background is easiest to read.
White text on a black background harder to read than black on white.
This combination is hard to read because there isn't enough contrast between the text and background colors.
Red and blue is difficult to read because of perception problems. Sometimes the text almost appears to vibrate.