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ALL IN FAVOUR OF ENDING THIS GEORGIA LOVE FEST, S (25 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It is a beautiful font, really, but haven't you made the point? OK we get it,...it's artsy, elegant blogging software. You win! But for the thread titles and date stamps??? I am thinking like, did Sherlock Holmes design this? Or has the Telnet UI team from 1987 finally reunited for one last gig?
    P.S. I think you should also be required to login to post or create threads. It would make conversations in the forum *much* easier to follow, and maybe cranky forum critics less likely to lash out.
    david

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    ...AY "AYE". All in favor say "AYE". sigh.

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    rather than complain about something completely asinine, you could use your free time to learn a <sarcasm> new fangled teck-nawl-oh-gee called CSS</sarcasm> and quite easily be rid of the dreaded Georgia.
    "... P.S. I think you should also be required to login to post or create threads. It would make conversations in the forum *much* easier to follow, and maybe cranky forum critics less likely to lash out. ..." <lightbulb>funny, you didnt ...</lightbulb>

  4. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Georgia on my mind (and blog, and forum, and Y! messenger, and food, and clothes).... you get the point :)
    The site is ours to use, but the owner's to design as he pleases.

  5. Tek
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Sorry... this IS kinda funny.

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    NAY!
    I <3 Georgia !

  7. nsxpower
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Georgia is somewhat overused in WP, especially considering that it is used everywhere. Thank the lord that it's not Comic Sans (I've seen people use it on business cards. What were they thinking?) or Trebuchet (Ok for headings, but annoying for blocks of text.) everywhere. But as Anon said this is very easy to change by opening your CSS file and changing a couple of lines.
    I do feel that login to post should be mandatory. It would deal with a lot of unnecessary posts and cut down on the noise.

  8. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I love Georgia !!!
    :)

  9. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I was writing about the forums in particular (I don't think I made that clear enough), not the WP application interface. Otherwise, yes, as angry anon nutbag pointed out it is very easy to change. I thought angry anon nutbag was suggesting I create my own stylesheet to override Georgia in the forums, which seemed a little extreme. Then I realized he just thought I was some kind of CSS jerk, and that I deserved his wrath for "complaining about something completely asinine", and wasting everyone's time.
    To be honest it It's just something about the format of this forum which makes Georgia feel more like a mean old communist Georgia, and less like a relaxed, free market, Ray Charles kind of Georgia. I think it was just a fridge to far, seeing the date stamp in Georgia. Maybe it is possible to have too much of a good thing? Note: there is a touch of sans-serif at the bottom of the page ("code is poetry...") It's striking because it is the only place it is used.
    Re: login to post, Yes. Cut down on the noise *and* make threads easier to follow. On some of the deeper threads it becomes really difficult to follow who has posted what, and the communication breaks down. All in favor of a more restrained use of Georgia and login to post say "nutbag".
    d

  10. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I guess I should probably log in to post from now on.

  11. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Who said Comic Sans? That's an excellent idea, it'll make WordPress seem more "friendly."
    I'll start switching everything over tonight!

  12. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Please no :)

  13. nsxpower
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    allusion: I curse Microsoft for creating Comic Sans, which is the worst font in the world and they has the balls to bastardise Helvetica a.k.a. Arial. Arggg!
    eke: Yes, Lucida Grande is a very nice font. But Windows users will not see it and I find it narrowish for large block of text.

  14. eke
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    ah yes MAC font is it. Well, it's nice for titles. But then again so is Century Gothic and to make sure people see it you got to use PHP imagettftext ;)
    As far as Serif fonts go there are far more elegant ones that Georgia! nu!

  15. Jack
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It is a fact that fonts like Georgia aren't the best fonts for use on screens, especially when the fontsize gets smaller. Also it is more difficult to 'spot' a piece of text or a phrase/word in a page with Georgia. Because fonts like verdana are more open it's easier to browse through a page and find what you need. Also verdana is more suited for reading data kind of text, while arial is very good when reading more story kind of text.
    These are all facts. But to be honest I already got used to this font as being part of the WordPress 'image'. It's different from the rest. Yes, I would like another font because it's easier to read. But in the end I don't care as long as I can find what I'm looking for, and I would personally vote first for a better categorized forum.

  16. david
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Georgia, like Verdana, was designed specifically for use on screen and I don't think it is that difficult to read, especially when you consider that it can only be compared with another serif like Times. You can decide for yourself here: http://www.scribe.com.au/tip-w019.html . But you are right that when it gets small it is tricky, and it can be hard to scan. It's also just an issue of overkill for me anyway.
    I think Georgia could continue to play a large role in the identity of WP, without necessarily being used everywhere. There are some places here in the forum and in the WP application interface itself where Verdana could make things more easy to scan and interact with.
    Would it be possible for an admin to relocate this thread to the design forum?

  17. Jack
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    David, I just took al look at the page you mentioned (scribe.com), and because I wanted to make an objective judgement and I took a look at the two examples and chose the ones that appeared most friendly to me, most pleasant and relaxed viewing (can't find another word for it now). I chose Times New Roman and Arial. Funny!
    The Georgia is overdone in my opinion. Takes up too much space on the screen. Feels as if the characters are made up of a lot of different strokes, which makes it almost stressfull to my eyes.

  18. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    *angry anon nutbag* -- i WAS suggesting you change the layout for the forums. most current browsers allow you the option of using your own style sheet / settings for web pages viewed. you may want to give that a try if you simply cannot handle the fonts used here.
    my apologies for the perception of being overly annoyed ... i don't deal well with whiners.
    -- a.a.n.

  19. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I haven't seen a "ban georgia font" site yet but have seen....
    http://www.bancomicsans.com/

  20. elise
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    As far as Serif fonts go, Palatino rules. The use of Georgia seems pervasive in WordPress so I just replace it with Verdana in the stylesheet and I'm good to go. I also notice how much screen real estate Georgia wastes as compared to many other fonts (both serif and sans-serif). The forums would scroll a lot less and be easier to read in another font but the developers seem to like Georgia so that's what we get.

  21. georgianlady
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I like the Georgia font. I take it kind of personally ;) It's not my name, just where I am, and becomes my screen name in many places. (This is my first post here)
    I've liked the font since it was introduced, and it's very under-used on the web. I guess that's why I like Word Press, it feels like home ... georgia!
    I actually use Georgia and Verdana as a mix. I find Georgia to be very readable, and that's key to a web document.
    I'm a new Word Press user. Most of my sites still run MT, but I'm slowly converting. I have multiple weblogs with MT on one of my sites, so converting everything to WP isn't my exact goal, though it'll be such if I find the time to make it so.

  22. Michael Heilemann
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I AM SO HAPPY THIS THREAD WAS WRITTEN WITH CAPITAL LETTERS AS ITS HEADLINE. IT MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER TO FIND IT AMONG THE OTHER NON-VALUABLE THREADS.
    IF YOU DON'T LIKE GEORGIA, NO OFFENCE, MAKE A STYLESHEET AND SUBMIT IT TO THE DEVS.

  23. MaxT
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    *sigh* spammers... so much noise from nothing...

  24. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yet another reason to disable anonymous posting... on topic, I like the Georgia font, but this is just a waste of good thread space.

  25. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

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