On walkabout in life and technology

New Site Font

I love Octopress, but I have never been happy with the default fonts. The default PT Sans and PT Serif fonts are very, very nice, but not awesome. I did like the X and Y height, the clarity, the ease of reading, but the letterspacing on the serif font was too tight and it started to look jaggy.

This week, Adobe released Source Sans Pro, their first free and open font, and I think it’s great for a technical blog-style web site. The letterforms are large, well spaced, and just perfect for screen reading, as the font was designed for user interfaces.

So Hiltmon.com is now using Source Sans Pro with the default Octopress layout. What do you think?