Would you consider changing the fonts used for the various UI elements on this site?

I find the serif fonts being used here to be harder to read than the sans-serif typically used in forums. They are also not very aesthetically pleasing, IMO. Having been a user on quite a few Discourse forums, I believe this type of font is not the default so I assume the choice was deliberate.

Of course, I can understand that whoever set this up feels differently about the look, but maybe you could set up a poll to get a general consensus. Having handy links to other Discourse instances for people to easily compare would be useful, if a poll could be had.

I’m not sure why someone flagged this as spam. It’s certainly not that.


Yeah I’d vote to change them too, while this is a certain accepted retro look too, sans serif fonts do look more clean and modern, it is a taste thing in the end.

Let me look into it!!

I’ll set up a poll, that’s a great idea.


Thanks - please don’t forget to provide some comparative links. How come my OP was flagged/contents hidden, btw?


A place to start:

.fancy-title {
  font-family: "Open Sans", sans-serif;
  font-size: 32px;
  font-weight: 700; 

body {
  font-family: "Open Sans", sans-serif;
  font-weight: 400; 

A nice alternative to Open Sans for headers and .fancy-title might be Raleway.

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