Last night I was playing around with Tuna as I said earlier this week. I really like the typeface and I used the option of MyFonts to temporary use it locally on my machine to test it. I quickly changed the css to use Tuna. It would certainly need some fine tuning and playing with weights here and there, as well as some more line-height for the text bodies with more text, like in the blog posts.
A few examples as screenshots side to side. On the left side you see Tuna in use and on the right side the actual Quatro Slab with Fira Sans. Again, these are only quick sketches and also screenshots are all shrunk to fit my blog width. But I wanted to get a first impression.
Click on the images for a large screenshot made on a retina display.
I really like the thin italic version of Tuna. It look more elegant than the italic Fira Sans.
I am not sure about the main navigation and might play around with different weights here next. I think it might use the forced bold variation of regular in this screenshot anyways, which is wrong of course Also on the call to action buttons, I think a bolder variation would be better of course.
But as said, I wanted to get a quick, first impression.
I was not sure about the main headline, but I have chosen the light italic version for h1. It looks completely different to the very bold Quatro Slab but somehow I like it.
I also like the speaker grid variations of the text. The read names in regular and the topic in italic.
Again I am not sure about the event navigation as it is right now. Needs some tinkering to find out what looks best.
I like the look and feel of the job list – which also looks similar to the blog list. The overall feeling is lighter without being actually much lighter than the Fira Sans version. Except form the main headline, where I have chosen a thin and light version as said.
I also like how h2, the green one, looks. Maybe I go with the bold version here, just to have some more contrast and a bit more “fun” for the eye.
In general I quite like the look and feel with Tuna. I think a bit more line-height for the text is needed and some tinkering with weights for the headlines and buttons as well as details like the teaser text in the masthead. I really like to hear from you: What do you think?
Tuna does look nice, but as astigmatic I find the right version of the screenshots easier to read.Continue reading
don’t forget, that the screenshots are way smaller than the original.Continue reading
do you think this would also be the case with the original size?Continue reading
That's right, Marc. But I do agree with Giorgio …Continue reading
Maybe in the homepage with photo-background. But with clear contrast it could work.Continue reading
I opened the images in full. Indeed in the first one it is less legible because of background. In the other cases /1Continue reading
Tuna definitely has a more subtle and mature character – friendly, but serious and confident. I really like it. ;)Continue reading
thanks for the innovative way of reviewing – some kind of type duel :-)Continue reading
Would love to see headlines/navigation of the homepage in Tuna, too. Perhaps a heavier weight?Continue reading
All in all Fira is a great webfont. I think in body sizes on screen sans serif typefaces are more usual. Who want to be usual?☺Continue reading
I’ll give it another, more in detail go as soon as I find time. ;)Continue reading
For body copy, legibility wise, it's not ideal, but that's probably just me.Continue reading
Playing around with the typeface "Tuna" on my #btconf site. Just some quick & dirty testing. What do you think? https://marcthiele.com/notes/playing-with-tunaContinue reading
And? Spending more time and getting into details with Tuna or leave the page with Quatro Slab and Fira Sans? Hmmm … twitter.com/marcthiele/sta…Continue reading