The Serif Readability Myth

It’s sort of presumed without much evidence that serif typefaces are easier on the eyes and more readable than sans-serifs. Turns out, that’s not necessarily the case. Kas Thomas explains:

It turns out that, as with so many of the things we "know" are right, the idea that serif typefaces are more readable than non-serif typefaces simply isn't supported by the evidence.

Fascinating.