I have to admit that I was a little disappointed when I realized that you couldn't really change what font you could use for Hubs or what size the text was. (It makes the text wrapping for some of my sentences look odd at times.) Wouldn't the broadened methods for diversification help HubPages in general?
(i.e., Couldn't this font be made an option to use for Hubs?)
I have often thought about that, also. However, I realized that the flow of an article is much easier for readers to follow when there is a standard font as we have now. We do have the option of Italicized, Bold, or Underlined -- but, if used too often in a hub those options do disrupt the flow and makes it hard for readers to follow. Bold or all caps is like shouting which can make a reader back up, even leave the page. Italicized is good for short quotes.
Not sure if what I said was misinterpreted. Of course, I'd like a uniform font for any given article–just for there to be a choice as to what that font would be.
Typographic emphasis can't really replace font style though, and boldface is neither really considered "shouting" nor is it always the same as using CAPS. (because it isn't...really considered shouting)
A unified font makes the site look more professional. HP limits our formatting options so that the collection of hubs has a uniform look, and also so that people can't abuse the freedom and create really garish hubs with rainbow colors and craZy teXt effects, etc. ( I'm sure you and most people here wouldn't do that, but there are still people here who compose their hubs in bold caps.) You'll notice that all large sites use a single font for all their articles.
What's curious to me is that the forum here currently uses a serif font, while our hubs are in sans serif. Personally, I'm team serif all the way.
by starme7723 months ago
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by Peter M. Lopez5 years ago
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by Dan Harmon6 years ago
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by SunSeven9 years ago
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