Problem One


Do you prefer sans-serif to serif type? Please give specific reasons for your preference.

I prefer serif type if the display resolution is sufficiently high. I find reading serif type easier and less stressful for long periods than sans-serif. I think that serif type results in words with more visual cohesion than sans-serif, and pages of serif text appear to my eye to have a more integrated feel. On low resolution displays (virtually any computer monitor) I prefer sans-serif, because it is visually cleaner. Serif type on a computer monitor, unless carefully anti-aliased, tends to look blocky and awkward, and does nothing to enahce readibility.