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Re: Welcome "Gotham" to Upwork's font family

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Cristian-Adrian F Member Since: May 6, 2015
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I believe I am not the only one who notices this slight change, but still a wise one from Upwork's end.

 

So, first of all, designers and web artisans... why '"Gotham" and not "Roboto" or "Open Sans"?

 

http://screencast.com/t/yOl1ahKyuE7c

 

If we were to be optimistic, everything would have done better than the initial, fat font (I don't remember exactly the name, but it seems that it's still used for the forums layout).A little research shows that most people, including me,  put "Open Sans" at top of the list.

 

Forbes' top: http://screencast.com/t/z2zEg6SMztw6

 

Nevertheless, "Gotham" comes on 9: http://screencast.com/t/XTsRI73Ov2

 

All in all, maybe it's a big step for Upwork, as success comes with detail. Any thoughts?

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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It is still a big improvement on the jobs pages!

 

I'm not so sure about Open Sans. I don't know why, but I find it hard on the eyes.

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Is it my imagination or have the fonts changed again?

 

 

I also woke up to find that Google's changed font is very difficult for searching - not a good move Smiley Sad

 

 

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Cristian-Adrian F Member Since: May 6, 2015
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Certainly this is not the best font to use, but a much better alternative than the initial one.

 

It seems to be "Gotham Medium", instead of "Gotham Book". Maybe, they will start convincing their designers to converge to a single path and not split testing (A/B testing for "big" companies, just not good, how they explain they got that big?).

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Thanks Christian,

 

What is Google using?  I'm already getting used to it, even though my eyes are bugging out on the bold in

 my emails!

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Cristian-Adrian F Member Since: May 6, 2015
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Well, Google has "Arial" as base font, surprisingly. Was really shocked about this, first time when I see this.

 

Probably, there is a conspiration about the web fonts in general. Why Google isn't using any of them? Alright, I guess we digressed a bit.

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