Serifs are the little hooks and barbs on some fonts. I always figured it was a silly idea. Adding decorative stuff to letters would make them harder to read, you’d think. Wikipedia claims that this is true on computer monitors, but they claim that those extra thingies somehow help readability in printed media. I don’t get it. This guy looked at the issue of serif vs. sans serif and decided it doesn’t make much difference. I think I’d side with the sans serifarians. Trust me. I know nothing about typography. While on the subject, typography seems to have a lot of unnecessarily complicated terms. If we changed “serif” to “fonts with hangy things” and “sans serif” to “clean fonts”, it’d put an end to the problem right there. If you’re interested in learning more about fonts, you’re a very dull person.
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