Open Sans is very nice looking OPEN SOURCE font, now employed in WordPress.com sites

The WordPress.com Blog

If you’re sharp-eyed, you’ve noticed that we recently adopted Open Sans as our default typeface across WordPress.com.

Type wonks know that Open Sans is a humanist sans-serif typeface. It’s elegant and sophisticated, yet modern. It’s beautifully legible, offers an excellent reading experience, and has a superior typographic range that includes accents, non-Latin characters, and more.

Click on the image below to see a before and after screenshot of the WordPress.com About Us page. The previous incarnation that uses Helvetica/Arial is on the left. Behold Open Sans, on the right:

Open Sans, designed by Steve Matteson, Type Director of Ascender Corp, isn’t just a pretty (type)face: it’s free and open source, just like WordPress! It was optimized for print, web, and mobile interfaces. We know you’ll love it as much as we do!

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I sold that first website in August of 1995, and has continued my web solutions company offering design, development and deployment, usability or support services since. The previous work experience as the marketing director for an ISP, radio sales, television news announcer, have all have helped to build my corporation. 19 years plus online doesn't hurt a bit; to be a web developer.

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