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This post is only going to stay up for a few days, long enough to gather some thoughts re FONT.

So over the weekend, I changed the site font from Ariel (i think) to Garamond.  This was in response to some people saying that they didn’t like the Ariel.

Obviously ease of reading is the most important aspect of a font and i thought Garamond WAS easier to read.

So if you have an opinion re Font, specifically the Font on this site, please give your thoughts in the Comments.

I have no particular bias toward Fonts – so happy to hear your thoughts on this.

Please, no sledging of fonts or putting down individual opinions!

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lc
lc

This font .. whatever it is, is really hard to read because all the letters are about the same. I liked wha you had first – Ariel. Could have been a font size bigger to make it easier for people. But there was nothing wrong with the font in itself. Current font, gives the illusion of readability because of size. Times New Roman is another classic option. I also like Calibri. Just make sure the font size is readable. But the current one has to go. 🙂

Jxsta
Jxsta

Hi Mystic
So, my post is very belated, but I did want to share with you that I much prefer a Times New Roman font.
I’m a high-end Administrator in my job and live and breathe fonts on a daily basis.
I don’t know what it is about Garamond, but I find it hard to read. And, well, I don’t think it’s an ‘attractive’ font. Sorry.
Times New Roman perhaps?!…

Oneirix
Oneirix

The new one is quite clean. I like it! I never had a problem with Arial (I like it, personally) but this new one is easy and soft.

R(Aqua/Tauri)
R(Aqua/Tauri)

I haven’t been here in awhile and just wanted to say I LOVE THE NEW FONT!! Weirdly I have been font-obsessed lately and tricking out my dev environment to have aesthetically pleasing fonts.

kriblack
kriblack

Whatever font this is, it’s pretty and I like it. It’s very close to what I used on my old blog and it giving me the itch to write a blog again. I will read your website whatever font you use, I have another request for ease of reading on the site – a “scroll to top of page” button. I often find myself fallen into the rabbit hole of the brilliant comment section of this amazing community only to emerge 20, 30, 60 mins later and remember I came to the site to check my horoscope or the oracle.… Read more »

dizzarina
dizzarina

If you are on a Mac, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + up arrow. If you are on iOS, you can touch the bar at the top.

Just an FYI!

Pi
Pi

really into the new round one! nice 🙂

Jokerman
Jokerman

I like the ‘a’

Pegasus
Pegasus

What an interesting thread as i love words
weaving.
What is coming up as i write is the same as before. Wonder if it will translate to the new one when posted?

Pegasus
Pegasus

It does! Whatever you do or choose if fine with me as don’t use my i-phone for reading and choose papyrus for my personal stuff.

Boo Boo Kowalski
Boo Boo Kowalski

Love this font. Arial is so pedestrian. The kerning between letters in Garamond is better than Arial. While some studies show that serifs increase readability, this can be entirely subjective. I like the clean lines. Thank you for asking us.

emg
emg

I adore fonts and love the way they can alter our perception of what is written. I like the clean lines of this font Mystic but can we have the authors names on each post much larger so it’s obvious who I’m reading. I’ve always scrolled through and grabbed a few posts from Pi or powderfinger invicta etc and then could take longer on reading through at my leisure. It seems now that the author has lost importance so I’d love to see them reinstated in big bold.

So Mutable It Hurts
So Mutable It Hurts

Omg the font just changed and I find it awful! Hard to read although I’m sure I could adapt if it’s what the majority prefers…but yeah, it’s way harder to read than the previous font!

So Mutable It Hurts
So Mutable It Hurts

I’m sorry if that came off as rude…I don’t mean to be, that was just my initial reaction and I think you’re looking for people’s honest opinions.

So Mutable It Hurts
So Mutable It Hurts

I love your work. And Tarik is obv amazing as well.

So Mutable It Hurts
So Mutable It Hurts

lol

Hydrangearanger
Hydrangearanger

Hi MM, sounds like you have it sorted now… I’m a content strategist & trained in UX design – if you ever need a hand with this sort of thing please give me a shout. I love to would love to help you in any small way!

Allyxan
Allyxan

I preferred the original font if that is any help, it suited the feeling of the site, the new one looks naked and a little lonely! xx

Centaurus
Centaurus

I actually like the one in the picture but it’s totally inappropriate for reading online and perhaps reading in general but it’s quite beautiful… yes I’m making light (winks). There are overkilled fonts and trending fonts and fonts that scream success or take me seriously etc etc but really you’re just after sans serif I reckon Mystic. That and consistency and balance with headings etc that will work across different tech and accommodate ease of reading. Perhaps the next stage of design can be that you can select your personalised font from another drop down menu (winks again). Imagine if… Read more »

elf
elf

I LEFT A POST BUT IT DIDN’T !!!

AVENIR BOOK IS CLEAN, MODERN AND CLEAR TO READ.

BOTH FONTS MENTIONED ARE A BIG FAT NO.

THE ONE BEING USED NOW IS CREEPY.

THANKS FOR ASKING.

elf
elf

AVENIR BOOK IS CLEAN, MODERN AND CLEAR TO READ.

BOTH FONTS MENTIONED ARE A BIG FAT NO.

THANKS FOR ASKING !!

Scorpio Twin
Scorpio Twin

I usually never have problems reading/ sight in general but this new font is very hard on my eyes/ difficult to read for some reason. Definitely prefer the old one!!

Lidia
Lidia

Looks great now! Any change you make will feel weird at first but everyone will get use to it within a couple of weeks! xx

Lidia
Lidia

Dear Mystic, if I may add bit further. Atm its not the font that maybe throwing peeps off. Its the order in which the the sizing of the headings is set at.
You need to either reduce the size of the blog headings or increase your main headings..Blog, Horoscopes etc so that they are more pronounced.
But be careful that your Logo Mystic Medusa always remains the largest font size. Web designers are usually onto this stuff.
The font is actually refreshing and suits your site perfectly. Just a bit of size tweaking and its great! xx

Libra9
Libra9

Dear Mystic,
I am going to have to unsubscribe if you use PT Sans

penelope.m
penelope.m

Looks good. Tiny request while we are on this topic.. can you pls stop double spacing after full stops? Thank you ✨✨✨

Pu erh
Pu erh

I want everyone to be able to read (of course)- but I hate the new font :/

Lola
Lola

Yep x hate the new font

Kitty the Leo
Kitty the Leo

Me too!

Melinda
Melinda

I prefer the new one, the previous one was rather boring looking

Porkchop
Porkchop

I really like the new font too!

LibraLilith
LibraLilith

Really, really struggled with the Garamond (sight issues), prefer Arial or Helvetica but the spacing looks off now compared to original
Prefer clean, professional and readable to pretty so sans serif font please.

shazzzstarrr
shazzzstarrr

Hi MM, I thought something was wrong with my computer. Whatever font you had prior to the weekend worked the best — professional-looking, calming and cool. cheers S

wayfinder
wayfinder

I prefer the old font to the new. The new font looks pretty, but I am finding it much harder to read.

infidelthetexan
infidelthetexan

Totally into Arial being brought back, or using Helvetica. I feel like Source sans has been used in so many marketing/~*digital content strategy*~ sites etc that it just holds this kinda whack Adobe stock vibe. Like what so-and-so said below about your posts reading more professionally with a font like Arial. My two cents. I’m a Scorp w Taurus asc so naturally I would like everything to pls return to how it was before. <3

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Are witches font-nerds???

Comments and explanations gave me contentment. I guess Mystic’s Virgo Mars has been in seventh heaven over these ideas, links and the refining process.

This latest incarnation is NEW and i love hanging with new things. The whole site’s integrated better since i checked it this morning.

Tariq is a treasure, and i also like reading that his multi-Sag stuff is a sign of his weird hours.

Think i can go with this version quite easily. Thanks for collaborating with the witchy team, Mystic and Tariq. Brought much more than a font change.

dizzarina
dizzarina

I like the serifs, but prefer the previous font (was that Ariel?).

I love this font-nerd discussion!

tw:leo
tw:leo

ohhhh interesting! i thought it was different cos i got a new phone at the same time and had assumed it was somehow that. i didn’t mind the garamond but i do prefer sans-serif. arial is always my first choice.

Fiona T
Fiona T

Hi Mystic Sans Serif fonts encourages inclusivity and supports accessibility of your website. There are many access resources available on the internet and here is an example outlining accessible communications: http://www.ndp.org.au/images/factsheets/NDP_Factsheet06.pdf

luckyshell
luckyshell

Hey typogrophiles, you’ve all seen this right?
SNL Papyrus Font:
https://youtu.be/jVhlJNJopOQ

Pi
Pi

argh i hate how they don’t let you see it in other countries 🙁
WHY
this is the INTERNET
no one cares about stupid regional distribution licensing agreements

Pi
Pi

hey. uranus in taurus. liberating paradigms of ownership and possession, and maybe ok ‘property rights’ (hmm)

Jokerman
Jokerman

How many times do you see an ad but, incredulously, the video doesn’t play.

Allied to hypocrisy of businesses operating with world’s best practice but still have lousy customer relations.

Pi
Pi

Well, I guess you tube advertising and Saturday night Live content licensing are two different entities.

Pi
Pi

Still shit though lol.

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

Happy to see the Helvetica (I preferred the Ariel, more professional) but I’m just happy for the sans-serif readability.

Hannah
Hannah

Sans Serif every time please.The serifs make text more visually complicated. Our eyes were not developed to read text. We all do a lot of reading and so the fonts should be as “easy on the eye” as poss. Whatever font is being used in this commentary is very good as is the size and intensity of the ink .
Thank you so much for asking us.
As I write the font is smaller and lighter than comments appear above.

Kat
Kat

Original Ariel please!! This new one looks off and no to Garamond. Everything fit perfectly with your original fonts.

saggenie
saggenie

team sans serif

saggenie
saggenie

i mean i liked the old one. but it’s all gravy

fi mac
fi mac

I agree with the sans serif peeps. I find the Garamond too schoolbooky and actually harder to read.

Alex E
Alex E

honestly, the font that you use in the blog post title looks fantastic, maybe you should use that? If not, I prefer the old font

Mmmm
Mmmm

Tried 3 times to leave a comment but seems to be not registering on the site .

This new font is much easier on the eye.

Mmmm
Mmmm

Clear to read and easier on the eye. Is much better.

varies
varies

Garamond is easier to read on the small screen than Arial. Century Gothic is also nice. Whatever you choose is fine with me. I’m here for the content – the look is an added bonus.

Mmmm
Mmmm

Easy on the eye and clear to read. Is better.

Jokerman
Jokerman

The new one is fontastic

witchtails
witchtails

This is amazing

april
april

Honestly, I think the serif font (Garamond?) looks good for the headers – your logo/banner has “Mystic Medusa” in a serif font on the lower left and pairing that with serif headers keeps things all pulled together.

However, for the actual text I also find the sans serif (Arial) easier to read. Also a “fresher” look.

ÁNLEIFR
ÁNLEIFR

Calibri size 12 is easy to read.

Hughiedog
Hughiedog

For my eye, that new font doesn’t work at all, MM. Those delicious, new graphics of yours (LOVE THEM!!) need a clean lined, contemporary font to serve them well. Something understated, that supports the artwork – doesn’t compete with it. A decade in arts marketing with several website builds reminds me that every time we’ve started out wanting something different in the font, we keep coming back to the steady players like ARIAL, for legibility and a chameleon like ability to suit everything else on the page. It’s a popular choice for good reason – but if you’re looking for… Read more »

faithfrandeleche
faithfrandeleche

I agree with this. As much as possible it’s not to not overwhelm readers, and the goal is ease and flow between graphics and font. Although, I feel like the new font is cute, it would do better in a more minimalistic page or blog theme.

hermeslove
hermeslove

Change is good … Love it

AstroGeek
AstroGeek

Agreed. I hate Arial with a passion. It’s so basic and corporate and boring.

Maybe not Garamond (which I loved, but clearly I’m an anomaly), but if you’re inspired to change it up, you should follow your heart/gut/Uranus-driven(?) desire.

It’s your site. Your aesthetic.

People often react violently to change, but they ultimately adjust.

Just my (cranky) 2 cents.

antiquarian
antiquarian

Serif fonts work best for lots of uninterrupted text and long reading sessions. Otherwise, as for a website , san serif fonts are just fine…. readability is not an issue. That said. I love Helvetica.

Liz
Liz

I agree! There is an actual “readability” score asscoiated with each font. I teach E.L.A and know the importance of size, structure and accessability.
Additional information here:

-https://www.drupal.org/docs/7/creating-accessible-themes/improving-readability-with-fonts-and-typography

-http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Font_readability

antiquarian
antiquarian

Yes, however, readability is not an issue for websites like this. Serif fonts for books, no pics, san serif is fine for a website

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