Wednesday, April 16, 2008


If you have Microsoft Office 2007, you may have noticed they finally abandoned Times New Roman as the default font. The new default is a fresh-faced design called Calibri -- I know it sounds like a new Chevy model, but it's a nice looking font, much easier to read on screens than the old sad face of Times New Roman.

Calibri is a sans serif with soft rounded corners. It has a warm, friendly personality that isn't found in fonts like Arial and Helvetica. It is also the one typeface in the collection that is appropriate for use both in text sizes and larger headline sizes.

If you're fascinated by fonts, read more at Poynter Online "The Next Big Thing in Online Type"