Friday, August 29, 2014

Netiquette IQ Quotation of The Day - The Value of Fonts And Typography



As discussed in my blog of 8/28/14, fonts are critical for readability and keeping interest with the reader. Good Netiquette practice should always have the best fonts for the specific document or graphic being sent.
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" It is the designer/typographer’s task to match form with content;
to create an authoritative document. "

Nick Shinn
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 In addition to this blog, I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, "Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki


 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ Rider University and  PSG of Mercer County New Jersey.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Netiquette IQ Blog of The Day - The Best Fonts For Email

 


The following is a short list on the best fonts for an email, these are almost always sans serif, i.e. without stems. Conversely, serif fonts are best for long text such as books or mutli-page documents.Good Netiquette and the wish to be noticed often depends on something as simple and overlooked as fonts!

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The best and worst fonts for email and resumes from Netiquette IQ

        Serif fonts are for readability while San Serif fonts are for legibility.

Best (San Serif)
Worst (Serif)
10 Point
Arial
Verdana
Trebuchet
Garamond

Times New Roman
Georgia
Century

12 Point
Arial
Helvetica
Trebuchet
Courier (Monospace)

Times New Roman
Century
Palatino
Georgia
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 In addition to this blog, I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, "Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki


 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ Rider University and  PSG of Mercer County New Jersey.

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