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Thanks very much for visiting my blog. Always happy to have people read my stuff but just thought I should point out this post is years old. If it's about technical stuff there is a possibility that it is no longer relevant, if it's a bug report/fix I'm hoping that it should now have been fixed.

Of course if this is what you're looking for and it does work then great, just don't say I didn't warn you...

OK guys, I’m pissed off, really pissed off in fact – had one of those days at work yesterday where absolutely nothing goes right; everyone who thinks they know anything about the web starts telling me how they think it could be made better, I prepare for a 6 hour meeting about a database system that we shouldn’t even bought in a million years and then some fucking muppet sends me exhibit A which really just delivers the knock out punch. This is a document that is handed out to all new POSTGRADUATE students starting on the forensic science course and it is written in comic sans!!!

I’m not sure which pisses me off more – that people would make this in the first place (I also really dig the Sherlock Holmes type character in the front page) or that someone actually thought that my department did it – but either way it pissed me off big time (I’m also not so cool that my web hits are plummeting – where are all my loyal fans!!). However I am going to turn this negative into a positive and also hopefully start up a big of an old fashioned heated debate!

I always hear that comic sans is the shittest font in the world and yes I agree it looks unprofessional and cack BUT at least it is legible; something that my old favourite the ‘gothic’ type face isn’t (I can’t seem to find gothic around anymore which clearly add more fuel to my fire but it certainly was a favourite on ye olde worlde pub menus a good few years back and I’d not be surprised to see it pop up still in such places).

SO…….which is shitter?? Gothic or comic sans (or anything else people can think of); please leave comments below…..

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  • Neil Crosby

    Like you say, comic sans is legible. According to “studies” it’s a lot better for dyslexic people than many other fonts. Not that I’m defending it. I’m really not! That said, if I had to make a choice between the two, I’d say that Gothic was the shittier.

  • Ross Bruniges

    thats exactly the point i was trying to get across – now to make it a debate we need some more to put their ore in…….

  • Caz Mockett

    Close call, but Gothic has the upper hand in shittiness for me. Comic just makes it look like a kid put the document to gether. Which is all very well for an invite to an ice cream and jelly party, but hardly appropriate for aspiring MSc Forensic Scientists!! Argh!

  • Sara

    I’m going to have to ahree with the two gentlmen above. Most gothic fonts drive me insane. That being said..I’m a developer not a designer.

  • Ross Bruniges

    So I would say that gothic is the winner then – woohoo (I like being right about stuff :>)