Is there research on "text" metrics for Usability?
27 Sep 2010 - 2:14am
3 years ago
I have been posed with a
different challenge –
Problem: To understand the correct usage of font in terms of its face,
size and style for long paragraphs of text on the web.
I have been
struggling with this dichotomy of big or small font size for a while now, and
after reading Text
is more important than images on the Webby Gerry McGovern, it lead me to believe that
font sizes for important paragraph text does not matter if they are small. This
post however, does not completely provide you with a dynamics of the font type,
size or style that would further make the experience pleasing.
I wanted to
know if anyone knows of research done within this micro usability feature of
fonts and typefaces? If no, can anyone shed light on what determinate factors
affect this problem?