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Subject: Re: FLASH: Clearest Font?
From: Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 23:38:52 GMT

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?

Verdana is well-designed for this usage. You may need to make it bold
and/or kern it wider (ctrl-alt-right arrow). Point size readability will
depend on whether the piece ends up scaled or fixed pixel dimension in the
browser window. Play with color contrast to find a good combination. Also
make sure your hit area is big enough, which is what will determine ease of
clicking. Hit area for text buttons should be a non-outlined rectangular
fill, NOT the text itself.
Marc Hoffman

Poison Dart Frog Media: Specializing in Flash Animation and Digital Audio
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  Re[2]: FLASH: Clearest Font?, Roger Heath

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