Jeff Croft

I’m a product designer in Seattle, WA. I recently worked at Simply Measured, and previously co-founded Lendle.

Some of my past clients include Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and the University of Washington.

I’ve authored two books on web and interactive design and spoken at dozens of conferences around the world.

I’m currently accepting contract work and considering full-time opportunities.

Link // 08.17.2007 // 11:50 AM // 2 Comments

Vista puts Mac OS X font rendering to shame

George Ou puts an image of Vista’s sub-pixel anti-aliasing next to Mac OS X’s non-sub-pixel anti-aliasing and declares Vista the winner. No shit, Sherlock. How about a level playing field?

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  1. 001 // George Ou // 08.19.2007 // 6:42 PM

    I cannot be responsible for Apple’s “automatic” settings. Those are the settings I’m comparing it to.

    But just to be thorough, a second Mac sample was added on 8/17. While it’s better (for LCD) than the first sample, it’s still not as clean and crisp as the Vista sample.

  2. 002 // Jeff Croft // 08.19.2007 // 8:52 PM

    George, I don’t believe Apple defaults to non-subpixel antialiasing. I could be wrong, but I’d certainly love to see a source on that, if you think you’re right.

    The other problem with your comparison is that it’s totally subjective. You declare Vista the winner, but that’s based purely on how you prefer your fonts to look, not how they should look. You ought to be comparing them to professional printed output of the same fonts. Now those results would be interesting to see.

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