On All Caps

There is just something about all caps that annoys me.

I don’t exactly know what it is. It’s ugly, but not horribly unpleasing. It’s harder to read, but not unreadable.

Maybe it seems angry or arrogant, as if screaming. But all caps doesn’t necessarily sound that way in my head. Maybe it’s just entirely superfluous. But a lot of things are.

Regardless of the reason, I’m always annoyed when someone needlessly uses all caps in some form of design. It’s high up there on my list of typography pet peeves.

Embracing Sans

I used to be a big fan of serif fonts.

I still am, to large extent. But over the last few months, I’ve developed a love for sans-serif fonts also.

Sans-serif fonts are attractive because they’re minimal. They’re clean. They’re nice to look at. And once one gets used to them, they’re just as easy to read as serif fonts are.

Serif fonts have their uses. They give a classic look to works. They’re familiar, and they’re readable. At the time of this writing, this blog’s default theme used Lora, a serif font. But, increasingly, I’ve started to prefer sans-serif for many things. Like my website, which at the time of this writing is now using Ubuntu, a very clean and modern sans-serif font.

Maybe one day this blog will switch too. I’m ready to embrace sans.