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Hi all,
Just a quick question. Which font and size is best for wordpress blogs?
Many thanks.
#font
  • Profile picture of the author Tracey_Meagher
    I prefer to make my fonts quite bigger and often use 13 or 14px depending on the font. There is nothing worse than a cramped up paragraph that seems a chore to read.

    Just as important as the font size is the spacing between the lines in your paragraphs. I alwasy adjust the css line-height property to make sure each line is well spaced and easy to read.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abledragon
    I agree with Tracey - 14 pt Verdana and line-height at 130% works well for me.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
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  • Profile picture of the author indigo
    As for font face, I prefer Verdana, or at least Arial as they are easy to read and AFAIR they were specially designed for screens.
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    • Profile picture of the author jsanderz
      Thanks everyone for your advice.
      At the moment I am using wordpress 2.8 and FCKEditor, but when I change the font to Verdana, medium or large in a post it doesn't change all the words when previewed. What am I doing wrong? I find wordpresses own editor basic. Is there a better editor out there?
      Regards.
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      • Profile picture of the author liza31n
        I also used 14 with the size and verdana or times new roman for the style.I often used this with my articles,mail and other writings.
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      • Profile picture of the author The Pension Guy
        Originally Posted by jsanderz View Post

        Thanks everyone for your advice.
        At the moment I am using wordpress 2.8 and FCKEditor, but when I change the font to Verdana, medium or large in a post it doesn't change all the words when previewed. What am I doing wrong? I find wordpresses own editor basic. Is there a better editor out there?
        Regards.
        You don't need a better editor.
        You need to change the font(s) and size in your stylesheet. You do it once and after that you don't have to worry about it.
        It is a nightmare to do it manually while writing each post...
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  • Profile picture of the author mojuu
    Arial 12 pt or 14 pt is seen and often quoted as the easiest to read, so if you're creating a blog at least the blog content should be in the Arial font.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sapphire69
    I tend to flit between Time New Roman and Ariel.

    But I get bored easily so change it so it looks good.

    It's a form of update to change your font as well.

    Walk on!


    Sophia
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris_Willow
    Something like verdana 14 for body and tahoma 26pt bold for headlines.
    Small fonts look really good, but they're harder to read and you it looks like more content with bigger fonts

    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author jsanderz
      Thank you to everyone who has commented, its seems between 12 and 14pts is the favourite.
      At the moment I am using wordpress 2.8 and FCKEditor, but when I change the font to Verdana, medium or large in a post it doesn't change all the words when previewed. What am I doing wrong? I find wordpresses own editor basic. Is there a better editor out there?
      Can anyone please help with the above, or should I create a new post for this?
      Many thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author TE2
        Originally Posted by jsanderz View Post

        Thank you to everyone who has commented, its seems between 12 and 14pts is the favourite.
        Can anyone please help with the above, or should I create a new post for this?
        Many thanks.
        If you want to look like everyone else, then use Arial, Verdana, Tahoma, or (gag me) Times New Roman.

        My personal favorite (used by some of the biggest players) is Georgia.

        And as you already noted... size does matter. :p

        Regards,

        John

        ps - Be sure to keep things in balance and don't overpower your site with text that is too large.
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      • Profile picture of the author TE2
        Originally Posted by jsanderz View Post

        Thank you to everyone who has commented, its seems between 12 and 14pts is the favourite.
        Can anyone please help with the above, or should I create a new post for this?
        Many thanks.
        I am guessing that it has something to do with the style settings for your blog theme or some other CSS settings.

        John
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  • Profile picture of the author Geopentagon
    If you choose just a size on the writer of Wordpress, 10-12pt will be enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kezz
    I like different fonts for different purposes. Almost always Arial for the main content, as it's easiest to read.

    Sometimes Verdana if it goes well with the site.

    If a site is particularly funky, like an entertainment news site or something along those lines, Trebuchet MS can come up looking great.

    I also find Trebuchet looks really crisp at larger sizes and bolded for headings and prominent links. Sometimes Arial and Verdana can get a bit of pixelation / staircase effect around the edges at larger sizes.

    Example of a nice Trebuchet MS Heading

    And then if I want something to look elegant, say a price tag, Georgia looks great at a larger size, and especially with color.

    EXAMPLE ONLY, I'M NOT SELLING ANYTHING! Nice Georgia price example: $7
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  • Profile picture of the author yooozy
    the simple ones are always the best
    I prefer Times new roman. Verdana and Arial


    ~yoozy
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    • Profile picture of the author jsanderz
      Hello everyone, once again thank you for all your comments.
      The Pension Guy,
      You don't need a better editor.
      You need to change the font(s) and size in your stylesheet. You do it once and after that you don't have to worry about it.
      How do I do this in wordpress, when I go to Stylesheet I am not sure which line to change.
      Can you help?
      Many thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Smokey_Joe
    I love Georgia, but for the web it's still probably better to go for a sans serif font. What is a definite no with me is Times New Roman - it makes my skin crawl
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  • Profile picture of the author Aimee_91
    I think size 12, in New Times Roman looks good and is easily readable!

    Mel
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  • Profile picture of the author macD231
    I prefer font size between 12 to 13 and the font will be Arial. Fact is it should be readable and good to see. Everything lies in the appearance.
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  • Profile picture of the author gus89
    I would also like to contribute my 2 cents. Tahoma works well for headlines...about 20-25 in terms of size.
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