“For myself, I want no advantage over my fellow man, and if he is weaker than I, all the more is it my duty to help him.” —Eugene V. Debs
Depends on what it's for. Serif faces are easier to read in blocks of text, generally. Sans serif is good for labels, drop-down menus, and buttons. Either one can be a good choice for titles and headlines, where your choice is dictated by style and readability both.
Cool! When I was designing, that was the received wisdom--it's interesting to see where that belief came from and how it's changed/is changing.
But it's not just legibility. It's also legitimacy. Until sans-serif wrests the title from serif, it will always be the signage choice that serious books wouldn't deign to wear.
Am agreeing w/ Emma on this. I've read the new stuff about readability, but I ain't buying it, at least not for moi. I want serif for large blocks of text.
Comic sans!(ducks and runs for cover, cackling like mad)
I *love* Comic Sans! Well, actually, I love Chalkboard, but I have nothing against Comic Sans. In comics.
What Emma said. With an exclamation point.