Times New Roman Isn’t Evil

Yes, that’s right—the notorious Times New Roman font isn’t evil. Despite the general opinion that the font is pretty much worthless, and a font not to use on the web, I encourage you to try it on your sites. It might be a good change, and you just might get comments like: “hey, what’s that cool serif font you’re using?”. And, really, if you like the Georgia on this site, wouldn’t you like Times New Roman, too?

Edit: The H2’s on this site are now changed from Georgia to Times New Roman.

I’ve had the idea of re-introducing Times New Roman on my sites for a while now, but only recently tested it and decided to go through with it. Live proof coming in a week or so, I hope.

Here are some simple, quick demos, which reveal that Times New Roman looks decent on bigger sizes.

Times New Roman isn’t that evil.

Times New Roman isn’t that evil.

Times New Roman isn’t that evil.

Times New Roman isn’t that evil.

Edit: The layout of this site really isn’t appropriate for testing big font sizes :). I’ll make sure and think about this kind of stuff in my re-design.

Still not convinced? Do some testing yourself with Marko’s Typetester.

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