is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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I’m curious to hear more about your take on Verdana.
I’m not sure it’s a “paragon”, but I’ve always thought of it as an excellent functional typeface: it disregards a lot of classical proportions in favor of a high x-height, open counters, and wide and unambiguous letters. And it has amazing hinting.
yeah, that is at least the 3rd time you negatively commented about Verdana (at least by my count).
it may not be the most aesthetically pleasing typeface, but i can only imagine millions of users who _didn’t_ go blind on the count of web designers using 10px Verdana (instead of some other, more “fancy” font designed for print).
so, why exactly do you “hate” it so much.. 😉
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