It seems we’ve all heard the age-old law that Serif Fonts must be used in print, while Sans Serif Fonts must be used on screen. This isn’t so much of a myth needing debunking as it is an evolution. See, this rule came along because of the quality of our computers. Back in the dinosaur ages of the internet, computer screens were too weak to render a serif font properly and in turn, showed a blurry letter shape, especially for big bodies of text. Sans serif was used because it was easier to read than serif fonts on a junky computer.
But enter 2019, and each month another tech giant is coming out with a higher quality of screen than the month before. We no longer worry whether our choice of font will show up blurry. But somehow many people have gotten stuck in their old mindset and they can’t begin opening up their world of typography to include serif fonts on the web. A simple way to begin to break free would be to use the original decorative font choice as a title or header. It can add sophistication or a pop of uniqueness. But either way, it demands attention. Serif fonts are making a comeback and this time, you won’t need a library card to see it!