Thanks for the comments and the book reference, Mike! I will get a copy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Wickham [mailto:mewickham at compuserve.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 3:10 PM
> To: Syed Zaeem Hosain (Syed.Hosain at aeris.net);
framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: Re: Questions about look and feel.
> > 2. Do people think that a Sans Serif font improves legibility for
> > text?
> Using a sans serif font for body text greatly reduces reader
> Obtain a copy of Colin Wheildon's _Type and Layout: Are You
> Just Making Pretty Shapes?_ The book contains actual studies showing
> effects on readability and comprehension of serif vs. sans serif
> color type, bold and italic type, justified paragraphs, etc. It's a
> fantastic book:
> Book designers really need to pay attention to these kinds of things.
> seeing more and more books with sans serif body type that might be
> a Web page, but not for a book. Recently, I ordered a book that was on
> unique topic in my field. I awaited it excitedly. At first glance upon
> arrival, it struck me how pretty the book was, which excited me more.
> tried to read it. I couldn't! My eyes just could not stay trained on
> lines for long.
> The book broke every rule. It had tiny type, sans serif body text,
> with no capitalization, headings in every color of the rainbow,
> some that were yellow and nearly invisible on the pages. All recto
> have color backgrounds. Do you know how hard it is to read tiny, thin,
> type on a blue page? Anyway, the book was clearly a designer's dream,
> it's a reader's nightmare. I still haven't read more than a few
> from it.
> Mike Wickham