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View Poll Results: Does the use of Times New Roman suit this design well?

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    I recently made this redesign proposal for my company for a local University that's not happy with their current design.

    Here's a link to the index page: http://www.stevenmoseley.com/stu

    Click the links on that page to see the 5 individual page templates created for the school's site.

    Although I haven't been awarded this project yet, I'm posting the proposal design for specific feedback. Notice that I'm using Times New Roman with smallcaps style for much of the navigation and headers. I think that in larger font sizes, Times New Roman looks very classy and legible, even though it may be a poor web font at smaller sizes. I wanted to see if you guys agree that the font is usable for the web when applied appropriately.

    So what's the verdict?

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    It does look classy...in images. In actual text, users expect to see a sans-serifs font now, and Arial would probably be the best for this.
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    There are no images - all of the links and headers are text.

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    Well, in the content area is what I mean, then
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    I'm using arial in the content.

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    Here's my verdict: On a regular OS (no anti-aliasing) it looks average to slightly tacky. On an anti-aliasing OS (macs, xp w/ cleartype...) It looks MUCH better than any sans-serif will look.

    So... umm... yeah =/ XP should have come out of the box clear-type enabled, if it did I would say go for it since 95% of users of a university website will have a computer less than a year old.
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    i reckon you should only use times new roman on nav menu's.. It looks odd in body content.

    So i like the way it is now. Just make sure the times new roman text is atleast 16pt.

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    I think it looks good for a change

    Whats with the hand cursor over all of the page?
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    I like it. It won't WOW people, but most ppl will just see it, read it, and click on it.

    The Marketing-oriented pages seemed to have alot of white space on the top. Is anything going to go there? Other than that they looked good.

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    It looks alright. But the point is i need to get into javascript because cutting off the image like that is a pretty neat trick
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