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Regarding Forum Font

Postby Oceanity » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:08 am

Before I start, I should just say that I've been following this project for quite a while and was incredibly happy to see forums put up for it. However, upon reading through just one topic I had already started to get burnt out on reading through paragraphs of text in a small, monospace font.

I've been a software and web developer for quite some time now, so I am accustomed to working with monospace fonts in a development environment (in which they work incredibly well), but using them for paragraphs of text can be incredibly disorienting due to how it spaces out words, working against the mind's method of reading words one at a time and forcing it to instead read letter by letter.

I feel like I might not be explaining this well, so I whipped up a Greasemonkey script that automatically forces a font-family style on certain elements with a Sans-Serif font to show comparisons (I'll use the first topic in the subforum as a quick and easy example):


Without Sans-Serif font


With Sans-Serif font ()



This obviously missed the date/time parts of the post, but as you can see in the title and content, the text is much cleaner and, at least in my opinion, much easier to quickly read through.

If Courier New is part of the branding for your new company I definitely understand utilizing it, but it would definitely be nice to have an alternate style with any form of Sans-Serif font to help with readability!


As a bonus, screencap of Topic List using Open Sans:

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Re: Regarding Forum Font

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Re: Regarding Forum Font

Postby Taylor » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:00 am

I personally don't have a problem with the current font we use. If size is the only issue here, there's a button to rescale text in the top right of the site, just above the logout button. :)

We do have plans to create a proper Playtonic forum theme courtesy of some volunteers from , but as there hasn't been much revealed content, it's quite difficult to make something Playtonic themed at the moment! :lol:
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Re: Regarding Forum Font

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Re: Regarding Forum Font

Postby polomi » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:31 am

Isn't it possible to tell your browser to ignore the css font and use fonts from your browser's settings? I don't know actually, just asking.

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Re: Regarding Forum Font

Postby Nightpaws » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:49 am

I have to be honest. I've been using this forum a tad less lately because it hurts my eyes to view it for extended periods of time.

If I could use it without needing glasses that'd be just lovely :D
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Re: Regarding Forum Font

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Re: Regarding Forum Font

Postby GildasMagnus » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:42 pm

I personally don't have a problem but I can definitely understand where others do, and a new, custom font sounds like fun. :)
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Re: Regarding Forum Font

Postby Nightpaws » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:07 am

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Re: Regarding Forum Font

Postby Lizard64 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:40 am

Definitely agree, OP! Please make the forums more readable! Even comic sans is more readable (but an even better font than that still would be nicer.) :D

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Re: Regarding Forum Font

Postby Punksthetic » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:37 pm

I also agree about the forum's font being too thin and dumb to read. I'm not reading a book from the 19th century, so please, give me a hearty sans serif font to read, please?

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Re: Regarding Forum Font

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Re: Regarding Forum Font

Postby croissant » Sat May 02, 2015 6:55 pm

I think what bothers me the most are the serifs. But I also agree that the mono spacing makes it more of a strain to read. I felt quite overwhelmed upon glancing the board the first time. :?

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Re: Regarding Forum Font

Postby Exaskryz » Sun May 03, 2015 7:07 am

Woaaaah, it finally came out! :o

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Re: Regarding Forum Font

Postby moritasan2040 » Sun May 03, 2015 1:39 pm

How about Dyslexie if you want a font that's easier to read? Plus, I think it kinda fits Playtonic Games' quirky style.

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