Noted August 18, 2016

Yesterday I mentioned the time saved by system fonts in WP would increase productivity, here’s the data via WebPageTest. I used the Dallas instance to run the tests, so results will vary outside of North America.

Comparison of system fonts vs open-sans over DSL

Sources: DSL System fonts, DSL Open Sans

Comparison of system fonts vs open-sans over 3G

Sources: 3G system fonts, 3G open sans

Published by Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson is a Senior WordPress Engineer at Human Made and contributor to WordPress core. Peter has worked on the web for twenty years on everything from table based layouts in the 90s to enterprise grade CMS development. Peter’s a big fan of musical theater and often encourages his WordPress community colleagues to join him for a show or two in New York or in the West End.

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