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Dhruv says

Hi All,

I searched internet and found out that lot of people hate Comic Sans.

I used it in one of my projects, and i love it.., I am also using it as a base font for my new application (for codecanyon) and do you think that’s a bad choice?

offcourse the users can change the font, but is it a bad choice?

BTW for those who doesn’t know Comic Sans is a FONT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Sans

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wizylabs says
Hi All,

I searched internet and found out that lot of people hate Comic Sans.

I used it in one of my projects, and i love it.., I am also using it as a base font for my new application (for codecanyon) and do you think that’s a bad choice?

offcourse the users can change the font, but is it a bad choice?

BTW for those who doesn’t know Comic Sans is a FONT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Sans

Depends, its not bad but I dont like it :D

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gbs says

The font itself is not bad at all. When you say out Comic Sans, everyone knows it – which means it did make great impression right? But the important thing is to use it appropriately in the situation.

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SubsonicDesign says

Many people hate comic sans because it’s so overused in wrong places. I think you all have seen websites with an awful background and all the articles written with Comic Sans.. As greedybrown said, it’s not a bad font but it’s very controversial because of the misuse. Check out the following website to see how much some people can actually hate an innocent font: :D

http://bancomicsans.com/main/

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Dhruv says

@SubsonicDesign

I know thats the reason i asked.

@greedybrown

In my case the font goes well with the app layout and design :D :)

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campolar says
Many people hate comic sans because it’s so overused in wrong places.

And i’m sad to say this is also the case with you dhruv

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kilgore_trout says

Unless you’re using it for a comic book, it is absolutely the wrong font to use for anything… ever. and papyrus too. never use that either.

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Dhruv says
And i’m sad to say this is also the case with you dhruv

Really???

As much as i remember i haven’t showed anyone the design…......,

But again if the majority hates it there must be some reason. :depressed:

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SubsonicDesign says
And i’m sad to say this is also the case with you dhruv

Really???

As much as i remember i haven’t showed anyone the design…......,

But again if the majority hates it there must be some reason. :depressed:

Comic Sans ships with every copy of Windows so it’s used by millions of users and most of them have no sense of design. That’s why I think it’s not suitable for website design or any other design :/ If you like Comic Sans very much you could take a look at some fonts that have the same feeling but are not so overused? Just google “Comic Sans replacement” etc.

By the way, another font which many people hate is Papyrus:

http://www.ihatepapyrus.info/blog/

I see papyrus everywhere and it makes me mad :D

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InterantMedia says

Like SubsonicDesign said: Comic Sans isn’t a bad font, but has a bad reputation. A similar font is Marker Felt, used for the notes application on the iPhone. This font doesn’t have the same bad reputation like Comic Sans. The font Comic Sans is used on very unprofessional websites, which made the font into an unprofessional looking font. I’m sorry to say this, but I think designs are ruined of when the designer used Comic Sans, just because it has the reputation of an unprofessional font! ;)

But there are many alternatives if you still want to use this kind of fonts! :)

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