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I'm having a lot of trouble with the font on the home page. I like the font in headings and buttons, but on the home page it's just too much. I find it hard to skim through the list of questions the way I used to.

The home page now:

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The home page with the same font used everywhere else on the site:

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  • Give the design a chance. It's been there for all of 10 minutes now. – badp Oct 6 '10 at 19:41
  • Maybe another font thats part way in between? I see two differences: style, and pixelated. By style I mean how the letters end in points, the 'b'/'d' do not extend all the way up, etc. I'd love if we could keep one of the two of those, but still improve readability? – WillfulWizard Oct 6 '10 at 19:43
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    +1, I like the retro look, but in this case it's just not very easy on the eyes. – Brandon Oct 6 '10 at 19:43
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    @badp been discussing it with Jin internally, we decided to put it to the community – David Fullerton Oct 6 '10 at 19:45
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    @david i think the font gives the site a lot more personality and fits the theme well. that being said, practicality > style. I'll leave the verdict to the community. and meanwhile I'll try to find an alternative, if not websafe font. – Jin Oct 6 '10 at 20:04
  • Related gripe: the font seems to has a scaling problem. The K in ASKED (on the right sidebar) and the Y in ACTIVITY are botched. – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Oct 6 '10 at 22:36
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I have removed the pixel font on the homepage and question listing page. It is only used on the page titles and sidebar titles now.

  • Thanks Jin, its is a lot more readable now! – Elpezmuerto Oct 7 '10 at 15:42
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I'm still not sure if I agree with that, but the answers in one's profile sure look weird (too big and messy IMO)

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The font works well for the headers, the tabs (Questions/Tags/Users ...), and might even work well for the links at the very top, but definitely not for the questions.

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