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Jeff Brooks

True. The book is specifically about print design, and doesn't address design for the screen at all. Sans-serif fonts (such as Arial and Verdana) are more readable online than venerable serif fonts like Times. You always hope designers are thinking about the medium they're in, and design accordingly.

Carrie Miller

Isn't this book about print design? Because "readable" online typefaces are usually identified as sans-serif. And the rules for print layout and readablity don't translate exactly to those for online layout and readabilty.

Paul Nicholson

1) Proper use of cascading style sheets make this a non-issue. Users can always switch over to 'high contrast' versions of pages if needed

2) you do realize that you exclusively use sans serif fonts on your blog don't you?

3) In today's age, readability comes in second to attractiveness. Much of this depends on the market that is trying to be reached of course. Who cares how easy to read your page is if it looks boring and no one wants to read it?

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