From: Iain Chalmers on 13 Aug 2007 23:40
In article <46c03236$0$14405$afc38c87(a)news.optusnet.com.au>,
Moike <bmwmoike(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> If you are writing for a purpose and you are using sans-serif typefaces
> for body text, you may be doing yourself a disservice.
Without having read either of your links...
The graphic design "rules of thumb" I was exposed to way back when made
a distinction between black-on-white and white-on-black text. It was
always suggested to use sans serif fonts for "reversed out" text and
serif fonts for normal text.
The other thing to consider is the resolution of the display medium -
there's not a lot of point trying to display nice fine Times Roman
serifs at 12 point on a 72dpi monitor, but they work beautifully on a
300dpi (or better) printer...
"Everything you love, everything meaningful with depth and history,
all passionate authentic experiences will be appropriated, mishandled,
watered down, cheapened, repackaged, marketed and sold to the people
you hate." Mr Jalopy quoting Hooptyrides (on jalopyjunktown.com)
From: BT Humble on 13 Aug 2007 23:40
> A mate around the corner found his house, in deep residential area has
> phase 3 for some unknown reason!
Lucky guy! Apparently a phase 3 is worth up to $750,000 these days!
From: BT Humble on 13 Aug 2007 23:42
Theo Bekkers wrote:
> 4) his stick-welder is three phase, which is so much nicer you wouldn't
> believe until you tried it.
I prefer to weld by running cables from my 24V DC battery system, by
connecting negative to the work it's much easier to weld thin stuff
without blowing holes in it. DC gives less slag spattering too.
From: a t e c 7 7 "atec 77 at hotmail dot on 14 Aug 2007 00:38
Fraser Johnston wrote:
> "Theo Bekkers" <tbekkers(a)bekkers.com.au> wrote in message
>> BT Humble wrote:
>>> When did we tick over from Harsh Week to Pedantic Week anyway? ;-)
>> Pedantic week has been running as a background job since before I joined this
>> group. (about 12 years ago)
>> Changed my news-reading font to Georgia (from Arial) to see if my
>> comprehension improves.
>> Q. Will I understand what Hammo goes on about?
> If there is a font that lets you understand Atec let me know.
Perhaps if you cleaned the sand from your ears ?
From: Theo Bekkers on 14 Aug 2007 00:40
Iain Chalmers wrote:
> Moike <bmwmoike(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you are writing for a purpose and you are using sans-serif
>> typefaces for body text, you may be doing yourself a disservice.
> Without having read either of your links...
> The graphic design "rules of thumb" I was exposed to way back when
> made a distinction between black-on-white and white-on-black text. It
> was always suggested to use sans serif fonts for "reversed out" text
> and serif fonts for normal text.
Talked to our web-design guru re this. He pointed out to me that newspapers
use a sans serif font for headlines but a serif font for the body of any
How about that, never noticed.