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What is the best font for a set of instructions?

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by exponent, Feb 18, 2007.

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    I'm creating articles on vinyl installation for my website and I was wondering which fonts and font sizes should be used to make them easiest to read? Any help would be greatly appreciated. :D
    SEMrush
     
    exponent, Feb 18, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. rochow

    rochow Well-Known Member

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    Arial, size 12
     
    rochow, Feb 18, 2007 IP
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    Clive Web Developer

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    font: 11px verdana combined with line-height: 16px could also work..
     
    Clive, Feb 18, 2007 IP
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    Deano Sail away with me.

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    Yeah, verdana is known to be one of the most readable fonts.
     
    Deano, Feb 18, 2007 IP
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    Aragorn Peon

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    The best idea is, go to google and search for Vinyl Installation, Visit different websites and find the one best suited :D
    The font I use in most part of my websites is
    font:normal 12px Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;
    Code (markup):
     
    Aragorn, Feb 21, 2007 IP
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    From a designers point of view, two types of font. serif and san-serifs. Anything in the the san-serif family is good for typography (hence readability) on a webpage. Verdana falls in the san-serif family. :D
     
    kehnee, Feb 21, 2007 IP
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    kk5st Prominent Member

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    That's not really a question that anyone can answer for you, without seeing the actual content of your page. Are the instructions an ordered, step-by-step set? Do they act as a caption to an instructional photo/diagram? Are they accompanied by images? How are they fit into the prose of the page?

    Generally, look for methods to separate the instructions from the rest of the prose; make it easy for the eye to find. Use margins, font-family, font-size, numbering (ordered list), etc. to create separation. Don't fail to consider mono-space fonts.

    cheers,

    gary
     
    kk5st, Feb 21, 2007 IP