reading & typography on the web

Six Type Faces:

Georgia, Times New Roman, Palatino, Arial, Verdana, Lucida Grande

The body font size is 16px.

This serif font is Georgia and set at font-size 1em, line-height:1.5em, width: 32em; word-spacing: -0.01em.

This serif font is Times New Roman and set at font-size 1.07em, line-height:1.5em, width: 32em; word-spacing: -0.025em.

This serif font is Palatino and set at font-size 1.05em, line-height:1.5em, width: 32em; word-spacing: -0.01em.

This sans-serif font is Arial and set at font-size .99em, line-height: 1.6em, width: 34em, word-spacing: -0.095em, letter-spacing: 0.01em;.

This sans-serif font is Verdana and set at font-size .93em, line-height: 1.7em, width: 36em, word-spacing: -0.095em.

This sans-serif font is Lucida Grande and set at font-size .96em, line-height: 1.6em, width: 36em, word-spacing: -0.05em.

Readability concerns how easily or comfortably a typeset text reads. Studies of readability suggest that our ability to read is based on recognition of individual glyph forms (“parallel letterwise recognition”), performed by the human brain’s highly-developed shape cognition facility. Text set in lower case is found to be more readable, presumably because lower case letter structures and word shapes are more distinctive, having greater saliency with the presence of extenders (ascenders, descenders and other projecting parts). Readers cognize the upper portions of letters more than the lower portions in the recognition process. (Georgia)

Readability concerns how easily or comfortably a typeset text reads. Studies of readability suggest that our ability to read is based on recognition of individual glyph forms (“parallel letterwise recognition”), performed by the human brain’s highly-developed shape cognition facility. Text set in lower case is found to be more readable, presumably because lower case letter structures and word shapes are more distinctive, having greater saliency with the presence of extenders (ascenders, descenders and other projecting parts). Readers cognize the upper portions of letters more than the lower portions in the recognition process. (Times New Roman)

Readability concerns how easily or comfortably a typeset text reads. Studies of readability suggest that our ability to read is based on recognition of individual glyph forms (“parallel letterwise recognition”), performed by the human brain’s highly-developed shape cognition facility. Text set in lower case is found to be more readable, presumably because lower case letter structures and word shapes are more distinctive, having greater saliency with the presence of extenders (ascenders, descenders and other projecting parts). Readers cognize the upper portions of letters more than the lower portions in the recognition process. (Palatino, Palatino Linotype)

Readability concerns how easily or comfortably a typeset text reads. Studies of readability suggest that our ability to read is based on recognition of individual glyph forms (“parallel letterwise recognition”), performed by the human brain’s highly-developed shape cognition facility. Text set in lower case is found to be more readable, presumably because lower case letter structures and word shapes are more distinctive, having greater saliency with the presence of extenders (ascenders, descenders and other projecting parts). Readers cognize the upper portions of letters more than the lower portions in the recognition process. (Arial)

Readability concerns how easily or comfortably a typeset text reads. Studies of readability suggest that our ability to read is based on recognition of individual glyph forms (“parallel letterwise recognition”), performed by the human brain’s highly-developed shape cognition facility. Text set in lower case is found to be more readable, presumably because lower case letter structures and word shapes are more distinctive, having greater saliency with the presence of extenders (ascenders, descenders and other projecting parts). Readers cognize the upper portions of letters more than the lower portions in the recognition process. (Verdana)

Readability concerns how easily or comfortably a typeset text reads. Studies of readability suggest that our ability to read is based on recognition of individual glyph forms (“parallel letterwise recognition”), performed by the human brain’s highly-developed shape cognition facility. Text set in lower case is found to be more readable, presumably because lower case letter structures and word shapes are more distinctive, having greater saliency with the presence of extenders (ascenders, descenders and other projecting parts). Readers cognize the upper portions of letters more than the lower portions in the recognition process. (Lucida Grande, Lucida)