The full quote reads “Neuton is a clean, dark, somewhat Dutch-inspired serif font which reminds you a little of Times.” I just now stripped the old serif/sans choice out of my blog (less marginalia!) and dropped in Neuton for all the body text.
[Update: Neuton, we hardly knew ye. It’s gonzo, replaced by FF Tisa Web Pro.]
[Update: I have verified that Neuton has horribly-malformed lower-case t’s on Windows, both XP and Win7, both IE and Firefox. Blecch.]
[Update: There was a horrible editing error that caused severe breakage in the HTML header. I have no idea how it ever worked. Fixed, I think.]
Using a Google web font is just as simple as they claim. I haven’t noticed a slowdown in the page load but I haven’t tested yet on a slow network.
This follows some weeks of paradox-of-choice paralysis; there are just too many typefaces there that tickle my eye. So I sucked it up and pulled the trigger. I can always change my mind later.
I have two next-steps in mind. First, to find another pretty face for the headers. Second, to go poke around Typekit, drop a few bucks, and adopt one of the high-gloss classics.
I had been rendering the body text in Georgia at 0.95em. Neuton really didn’t seem happy at anything less than a full 1.0em, which required a bunch of irritating little adjustments to margins and line-heights all over the page.
And finally, all this is mostly irrelevant, since almost everyone who reads this blog is, like you, reading it in whatever some feed reader thinks will make it look good, not the way I set it up.