Comic Sans [168/365]

There’s a font called Comic Sans Serif, or rather Comic Sans MS. It was released in 1994 by Microsoft and they stated it’s proved very popular amongst a wide variety of people. That’s funny, because I’ve never seen so many people agree on anything ever, but that Comic Sans should be ‘banned’ or something to that effect.

It’s even web-safe. Meaning, of the very few fonts that are safe for the Web, Comic Sans is one of them.

GillSansEG.svgI have all kinds of fancy fonts on my computer. If I were to write up a web page or a blogย in Gill Sans (one of my favourites), it wouldn’t show because you don’t have it installed on your computer. Or maybe you do if you have a Mac. The only grievance I have about Gill Sans is the digit 1.ย 

In GMail, you have a small selection of fonts, but wouldn’tย you know; Comic Sans is one of them.

Now, that you’ve read a whole blog post in Comic Sans … how do you feel? How much do you hate it? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Apparently, it wasn’t as web safe as I stated. Comic Sans didn’t show on my husband’s Android tablet, so I took a screen shot of the post instead.





35 Replies to “Comic Sans [168/365]”

  1. In truth, I have very little opiinion on fonts. Maybe I should investigate a little more? I didn’t even notice that you used a different one above.. Oh dear. I must be losing my powers of observation! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Yes, I do. It was definitely in Comic Sans because I checked out of curiosity after I posted. It’s thought provoking even if it doesn’t show.

          1. I realised eventually that it was the default font when I started my business. I think I have a price list somewhere that must be printed in it! No idea where it is – I’ll post eventually if I find it – just for fun. Oh, and later I’ll check your post on the iPad and see if it shows there.

  2. Hm, apparently nothing is completely web safe. But, on a Windows 10 laptop on Chrome, your post did show up in Comic Sans and made me feel weird… Cute overdose.

    1. When I wrote it, I was convinced it would show up everywhere. Even in Wikipedia it was stated as web safe. After I’d seen the Android tablet, I brought up the post in Safari on my iPhone. It didn’t show there either. Hence, I took the screenshot. This post was a big FAIL ๐Ÿ˜พ

      1. Well, that’s not much of a comfort, but your post did show up the way you intended for me and I did notice Comic Sans straight away. I’m currently working in a particularly nasty WYSIWYG editor which, as I noticed, has the Comic Sans font option. (I’ll pass.) Also, I’ll be probably blogging very soon about my hatred for WYSIWYG editors, which produce horrible code and break any good code you insert…

        1. It’s been a long time, but I remember the woes vividly. I only liked Windows Live Writer. It was a wonderful thing. But it depends on what you’re doing.

          1. I guess WYSIWYG is alright as long as you just write paragraphs with headings and don’t go for lists or tables. And don’t switch back and forth from visual editor to HTML editor. Nasty. I’m currently toiling on a table and a form in WYSIWYG. Not LOL (not Lots Of Love).

              1. You actually enjoy tables? Now, that is bizarre ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m working now with the marketing software I complained about the other day, and it involves forms and tables. This software is probably nice, but it wasn’t meant to be used by OCD people who know a little code and have very particular ideas about how things should look and work ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

                1. I know, it’s bizarre! I’m strangely drawn to certain mathematical stuff too, which is even weirder, considering they didn’t really want to give me ANY grade at all in math ๐Ÿ™‚

                  I remember some software from way back, called DreamWeaver. That drove me nuts — I had to quit.

                  1. DreamWeaver? Have heard of that. I’m not too fond of Adobe products, for reasons I can’t quite pin down. Maybe because I associate Adobe products with Apple? And I’m not an Apple user. I use Visual Studio Code from Microsoft and it works quite nicely for me. It’s funny how I grew to be interested in tech things, I used to suck in anything tech related. I still suck at it, I guess, but I love fiddling around with code.

                    1. I only associate Adobe with โ€œover-pricedโ€. Had a short stint with DreamWeaver long time ago, but PhotoShop is hard to get away from, once you’ve started.

                      I suck at most things I do, but I like to do them anyway. Especially web/computer related stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

                    2. Exactly, overpriced is the keyword here… I guess that’s how I associate Apple with Adobe – both overpriced. I was considering subscribing to advanced options of Adobe’s Acrobat Reader, but it was so much money for so few extra functions that I quickly abandoned the idea forever.

                    3. If it weren’t for the damned PhotoShop (and most of all the CameraRAW that’s in it), I would never have anything to do with them.

                      I don’t know how Apple explains/justifies having the prices set so high compared to others?!

                    4. Apple doesn’t need to justify themselves these days… Plus there’s very much a general agreement on Apple’s superior quality, and quality is always overpriced. Also, what’s called superior quality should really be considered normal standard.

                    5. Very well said. And yes, ideally superior quality should be normal standard.

                      Thanks to the iPhone, I became an Apple person. Before that, I never even considered it, because I thought it would be so hard to learn a new system. Boy, was I ever wrong. I was up and running after a couple of hours!

  3. I didn’t realize so many people didn’t like it. I wouldn’t use it for a formal letter or for a blog post, but I have often used it for emails. I alternate between Comic Sans and Verdana (which looks much more conservative), but just for a “fun font” I don’t see what’s wrong with it.

    1. Honestly; I don’t either. I would gladly use it for a friendly email, and it’s certainly not something I’d get all worked up about. It’s a font, for Pete’s sake LOL

    1. Yes, it’s a little bit too cute for my taste.

      There’s only one downside with Gill Sans, and that’s 1 but I love it anyway ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. Comic sans doesn’t bother me so much. Honestly, I rarely pay attention unless it’s one of those fonts that capitalizes every letter (even though you still get a red line if you fail to purposefully capitalize a word that should be capitalized). Those drive me nuts!

    1. I did too, and I like cute stuff but I changed using it in blogs/pages at some point. Probably about the same time I stopped using backgrounds with little flowers on them ๐Ÿ˜€

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