A few things are certain in life: death, taxes, and the fact that designers love to hate Comic Sans. Lately though, there's been a lot of discussion around the idea that this widely loathed font has one powerful redeeming quality: it makes reading easier for dyslexic people. Let's dive into this topic and explore whether or not this claim is true and how you can take dyslexic readers into account in your designs.
Use vs. Misuse
Why all the hate for Comic Sans? Sure, it's not the prettiest typeface ever, but does it really merit all the negative attention that it receives? Is there something more here than ugly letter shapes and a bandwagon type-bashing culture?
One critical piece to this puzzle is that designers love to hate Comic Sans because it's so commonly misused. Typography is a key component in setting the tone and personality of your communication, whether it be a billboard ad, an email to a friend, or a website header.