Hey, GB is about to get some new fonts!

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#1  Edited By rorie  Staff

Hey, we're switching from a font kit that is hosted off-site to one that is hosted right on our own servers. We're also going to be saving a fair amount of cashola by switching licenses. So, the site might look a little different in the next few hours. Sorry for any confusion!

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#2 Nux  Online

Cool, Thanks for the heads up Rorie!

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Change? I dont like change.

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#4  Edited By mike

Comic Sans was a good choice.

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#5  Edited By jakob187

Change? I dont like change.

Ditto! Can we go back to the basement in Sausalito?

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I hope it's wingdings.

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wait a minute, this isn't helvetica

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This font 'feels' incredibly thin but as long as I still get my wacky video fun then its all good.

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A slab serif! Looks good!

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Cha..rlesworth is part of the Futura, just ask a Bookman Old Style. Ever since AmericanTypewriter, it's been our Heritage. Don't be so Antique and Arial Narrow. Let us all Jester and Cuckoo for the Courier New font. To Helvetica with them Subway Socket naysayers. Century Schoolbook will Herald about this moment. Haettenschweiler!

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I hate it. I'm sure I'll forget that it changed in a few days.

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Going heavy on the system fonts? Interesting.

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#13  Edited By audiosnow

I'm so confused! What are all of these strange character strings on my screen?!

I like the thread title font. The "posted by xxxxx (*** posts)" font is a little small to be seriffed. I guess there's a new serif in town.

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I was wondering if I was crazy when something looked very wrong with the page. Had my Chrome update borked something? Nope the font change was intentional! Thanks for the notice Rorie. Happy Puppy Petting =)

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Nope. Dont like these new fonts.

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I dig it.

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@rorie Also it looks like the new fonts are a tad smaller than the old ones.

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I was briefly confused because I thought my browser had changed the zoom ratio, then I scrolled down the page and saw this.

I actually quite like the look of this font. Plus I prefer a slightly smaller text size.

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So, is this just temporary during the switch or are these new fonts here to stay?

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@pezen: Just made my day. Thanks!

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the video titles are too thin and tall! still mulling over body text and other elements - typeface licences can get silly expensive, i understand, but the site had a look. instead of finding lookalikes, why not prototype a few different themes? PUT IT TO THE PEOPLE.

or have staff members each choose a font. go live.

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This will take some getting used to. I initially thought something was wrong and cleared my cache and stuff. <_<

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#24  Edited By conmulligan

I like that system fonts are now used for body text and the header font looks okay, but I feel like some of the weighting is off. Headlines and comment/post titles in particular look a little too light.

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It was weird for 5 seconds but now it's cool and fresh!

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This feels nice actually. Thanks for the update Rorie. :D

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#27  Edited By jambowned

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

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These fonts seem smaller than before. Is there an option to choose? It kinda strains my eyes.

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I'm so glad the fonts don't load in a full second after the rest of the content anymore. TypeKit is cool but it couldn't keep up.

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I have honestly never thought about where fonts for websites come from before - surely my hitting of the keys on my keyboard is 'sending' you guys the letters? (this is what my stupid computer illiterate brain thinks)

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After some time looking over the site after the change, I don't really notice that big a difference. It appears your plan to transition to morse code was unsuccessful.

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#32  Edited By richyhahn4

Okay I'm glad this was suppose to happen, was really convinced I was losing my mind

Seems like its thinner lettering now?

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This is a Font test.

New font is nice.

No complaints.

Ending test.

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I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!

All joking aside, I'm fine with the new font.

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It's really small and harder to read. I only mention it because it's noticeably smaller than most websites I peruse.

Just saying. Not complaining. Please don't ban me.

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When are we going to get a Quick Look of the new font.

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#37  Edited By kasaioni

It looks like Arial size 11 to me.

At least, the regular text does, the text for titles of videos reminds me of the font of the subtitles in MGSV; but, did that change as well?

It can be maddening realizing something has changed, but being unable to figure it out because you never paid attention to it before.

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#38  Edited By ripelivejam

#wingdings

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#39  Edited By Ozzie

For a solid minute there I thought safari was going nuts

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I kind of don't like these new fonts, they're a bit too small. But honestly I'm sure I'll get used to it in a few days so whatever. Thanks for the notice to prevent me from thinking I was losing my mind!

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#41  Edited By doctordonkey

This isn't Helvetica or Comic Sans

What the fuck man

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Not a fan TBH. Forum post font looks weirdly narrow, the main promoted item on the home page title looks too bold, and the home page feed entry titles look too tall.

Probably get used to it after a while, but it feels "off" for lack of a way to describe it.

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After a bit a use, I think the font on the forums needs to be bumped up like one size more. I almost need to put my glasses on to read the forums (I don't need them for the rest of the internet btw) unless I have the zoom set to 110%, then it's perfectly readable.

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Spent a good five minutes trying to figure out why I couldn't get my browser to the default magnification, only to realize "oh, wait, it's supposed to look weird, I guess?"

I assume it'll look fine in a week or so as we get used to it.

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Can someone make a chrome extension to change the fonts back? Is that possible?

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Another vote here for bumping up the size a bit.

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Hey these are nice. It's like an upscale restaurant in here now. I'm gonna put this napkin on my lap and everything.

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I love Giant Font dot com!

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It was fine at first, then my eyes started to hurt a bit. Seems fine at 110%..... I'm old :(