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Essex born programmer and researcher at Microsoft's lab in Cambridge. Dad. Opera lover. Keen but shite violinist. Too many hobbies and obsessions to list!


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comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
I did look at Comic Sans Criminal before posting here, but I was unhappy with their criticisms: that Comic Sans was designed to be child-like in appearance, that it is used in lots of unexpected places where its comic nature seems out-of-place, and that although it is very legible for dyslexics there may be even more legible fonts. The answers here are much better, more detail, more breadth, and more depth.
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comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
That David Kadavy article is brilliant - very informative. Thanks.
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comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
Interesting answer, thanks. Can you expand on what you mean by 'suboptimal' in "suboptimal character shapes"?
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comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
Oh dear, this whole thread is starting to make me feel terribly unfashionable! Re your last edit, I like boxed wine. It stays fresh without you having to down the whole bottle. Decant a carafe first and it even looks posh. Fabulous.
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comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
He does have sandals on, so I think one could argue that the design choices are consistent.
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comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
I have an image prepared for just this eventuality flickr.com/photos/dumbledad/4817493847/in/set-72157623608392171
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comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
Interesting. My 21 year old daughter will not let me leave the house in my Crocs and she died of shame the day I wore them in to work at the weekend. I do not understand that either!
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comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
Great answer but I'd like to push a bit on 'appropriateness'. When I look at illuminated manuscripts the cheeky drawings that monks add to the Bible make me smile, rather than make me angry.
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comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
I did look at Comic Sans Criminal before posting here, but I was unhappy with their criticism: that it was designed to be child-like in appearance, that it is used in lots of unexpected places where its comic nature seems out-of-place, and that although it is very legible for dyslexics there may be even more legible fonts. (PS The -1 is not from me.)
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comment Photoshop CS6 export to RGB 565 format
(N.B. It's 565, not 585.) For me it was not enough to have the image in RGB mode, I had to further set it to 8 bits per channel as explained by Scott here
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comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
Photoshop does support 16 bit RGB 565 as a "save as" format, this question shows how
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comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
Ah, 8 bits per channel, so 16 bit RGB 565 has less color depth than 8 bit. That was definitely confusing me, thank you.
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comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
So when I save as 16 bit RGB 565 (as in this question), which I can now with your suggestion to work in 8 bit, isn't the 16bit referring to the color depth?