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Best font to use?

Discussion in 'CSS' started by satishtalim, Jun 24, 2005.

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    The book - CSS Anthology, mentions that "At present, a popular design choice is to use a sans-serif font (such as Arial, Verdana, Tahoma, etc.) for the main body text of a site. However, most Web browsers default to a serif font like Times New Roman..."
    SEMrush
    My questions are:

    (a) What's the best font to use and why?
    (b) How would the selected font look on other operating systems like Mac or Linux?

    Thanks.
     
    satishtalim, Jun 24, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
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    mjewel Prominent Member

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    The named font has to be on the person computer for it to be used, which is why more than one is named. It starts with the first choice and then goes on to the next if it isn't installed on the individual computer. Every computer has a default font which is shown if a font isn't specified or if none of the choices are installed. Google adsense uses arial and verdana. Those are probably the most common. No matter what font you specify, you can't be sure it is the one that will be displayed. Users can also have their own css that override your selections.
     
    mjewel, Jun 25, 2005 IP
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    I think it is verdana.
     
    falguni1, Feb 2, 2009 IP
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    webdesigner Well-Known Member

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    Talk about resurrecting an old thread falguni1. Last post before you was in June 2005!
     
    webdesigner, Feb 2, 2009 IP
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    gobbly2100 Banned

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    Anything simple and light looking is always good for me.
     
    gobbly2100, Feb 2, 2009 IP
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    Hooray for thread bumping. Anyway you will find that a lot of sites now use a shade of gray as their text. I use verdana myself. Of course the default looks fine too.

    ~eric
     
    eric.r, Feb 3, 2009 IP
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    lol how is this post so ancient yet on the first page ;0
     
    Rossdimassimo, Feb 4, 2009 IP
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    what to do I searched for best font to use in dp search and this thread showed up and it was very useful. It helped me I changed my font to verdana and now my site looks clear and easy to read.

    so I posted in this thread.
     
    falguni1, Feb 4, 2009 IP