Support » Plugin: Cerber Security, Antispam & Malware Scan » Why Roboto font-family? [suggestion]

  • dariodev

    (@dariodev)


    Hi,
    I think the font Roboto is unnecessarily bundled in and that it would be better to use the default WP font stack.

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  • Plugin Author Gioni

    (@gioni)

    Do you mean non-latin based languages?

    dariodev

    (@dariodev)

    I mean WordPress admin has switched to system fonts since version 4.6. Default WP admin font-stack is:

    -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, "Helvetica Neue", sans-serif;

    I don’t see why would any plugin come with it’s own fonts for backend UI. WP Cerber has great and simple UI, except use of Roboto. It breaks native-feeling in the WP backend.

    Plugin Author Gioni

    (@gioni)

    Don’t get me wrong but I think the “modern” WordPress admin interface looks ugly, naive and old-fashioned at the same time. The default font set doesn’t make admin pages neat either. With this font set, some elements look differently and sometimes weirdly on different devices especially when it comes to dense table-based layouts as the plugin has on the Activity tab or on the scanner page. By the way, have you ever seen the WP dashboard with non-latin fonts on a non-Apple computer with a non-retina resolution?

    klivie

    (@klivie)

    Just a further comment on this, because Roboto is bundled and seems to be loaded on every page it also leads to render blocking warnings in page speed tests which is rather annoying when clients are fussy with upping the numbers

    Plugin Author Gioni

    (@gioni)

    @klivie Roboto is not loaded on public pages and cannot “leads to render blocking warning”.

    dariodev

    (@dariodev)

    Imagine the mess if each plugin would come with it’s own font because author thinks that WP interface looks ugly. We need a native and uniformed interface that load quickly. Having different font in each plugin is terrible user experience. Please think about it and just remove Roboto. Does not help in any way, just the opposite, it is unnecessary bloat.

    klivie

    (@klivie)

    @gioni apologies, this is actually caused by another plugin which seems to load exactly the same fonts in but loads them on all public pages. I clearly jumped the gun a bit when i saw that Cerber was using the font too.

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