|Subject:||Re: FLASH: Clearest Font?|
|Date:||Thu, 30 Dec 1999 23:45:34 GMT|
Reply to: Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media
Re: FLASH: Clearest Font? on Thursday 5:26:56 PM
From: Roger Heath heathrleeheath [dot] com
M> At 09:31 AM 12/30/99 , you wrote:
>>We are redoing our portal in Flash and need to keep all links as clear
>>as possible. I am wondering what many of you might consider to be the
>>consistent clearest font to use? MS Sans Serif, Arial ...??? Wondering
>>how far down in size I can go until it is too hard to click on?
M> Verdana is well-designed for this usage. You may need to make it bold
M> and/or kern it wider (ctrl-alt-right arrow). Point size readability will
M> depend on whether the piece ends up scaled or fixed pixel dimension in the
M> browser window. Play with color contrast to find a good combination. Also
M> make sure your hit area is big enough, which is what will determine ease of
M> clicking. Hit area for text buttons should be a non-outlined rectangular
M> fill, NOT the text itself.
M> Marc Hoffman
Thanks. I am using that now, but it seems quite wide. I think I
will use fixed... it is scaled now, seems a bit thinned.
M> See our Flash portfolio at <http://www.dartfrogmedia.com/sampler>
M> (featured in Flash 3 Web Animation, by Ken Milburn)
Was visiting your jungle today... very nice. <g>
Roger Heath heathrleeheath [dot] com
advanced internet services and software technology
advanced concepts in emergency medical technology
flasher is generously supported by...
Streaming Media WEST '99 Conference & Exhibition
"The Worlds largest Internet Audio & Video Event"
December 7 - 9, San Jose Convention Center, California
Reserve your space today at http://www.streamingmedia.com
To unsubscribe or change your list settings go to
http://www.chinwag.com/flasher or email helpchinwag [dot] com
Re: FLASH: Clearest Font?, Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart