I love fonts. I don’t use a lot of fancy fonts because, well, I’m a little scared of them. I’ve taken enough UI design and usability courses to know that it’s not all about the fonts I like, it’s all about the fonts people can read.
And I’m no fool – I don’t want to overwhelm my readers and send them into Fun House spasms. Keep it to only a couple of fonts and faces – so if you’re going to start using bolding, or different sizes, that’s it, baby. Oh, and what of the whole serif vs. san-serif discussion?
Sure, I could find someone somewhere who would tell me it’s perfectly okay to add a little more oomph to my page. But like I said, it’s a big scary fonty world out there. I don’t want to pick the wrong one(s). I’m not looking to uglify my life – I don’t want an “Ugly Site of the Day” award. But if I had my way, I’d load up on fonts. New ones everywhere. This place would look like a crappy diner menu.
I’m just sayin…