Outline-itis: be careful with those outlined fonts!
Something about that “outline” function is so enticing to amateur designers. Sometimes type is on a busy background, the colors don’t contrast enough, or they just think it looks cool to outline type.
But this can be a big mistake! Poorly-considered outlines are a dead giveaway of design n00bism.
The main problem is, many software programs apply outlines in a way that makes the outlines intrude on the letterforms. They get distorted, and lose all of their character – no pun intended.
Find out how to avoid Outline-itis in this video: