Don’t blame the fonts, blame the designers

5 FONTS I WISH WOULD DIE. That blog post was sad to read.

There are times when these so-called ‘ugly fonts’ work quite well. If the target audience love Comic Sans, they are going to get the Comic Sans. Using particular font or avoiding it — based on a personal preference is utterly ridiculous. That is not designing, that is creating an artwork.

Use what your users love. Use what communicates best, even if that’s Comic Sans. And try to live with it.

Marko Dugonjić is a designer specialized in user experience design, web typography and web standards. He runs a nanoscale user interface studio Creative Nights and organizes FFWD.PRO, a micro-conference and workshops for web professionals.

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