Understanding web-safe fonts


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Understanding web-safe fonts

When you're dealing with web typography, there are certain restrictions that you have to abide by. In this movie we'll be exploring the web-safe fonts and some ways that you can get around those restrictions to add more rich typography to your layouts. The problem that we face as designers is that many computers, operating systems, and mobile platforms ship with different browsers and different font sets by default. This means that not everyone has every font installed on their computer, and thus our choices become rather limited when creating our web design projects.

Web-safe fonts by definition are fonts that are generally installed on most computers and operating systems, and are considered to be "safe" for use in our designs. We have three basic categories of web-safe fonts; they are serif, sans serif, and monospaced. The serif family includes the Georgia typeface, Palatino Linotype, and Times New Roman, while sans serif contains Arial, Helvetica, Lucid...

Understanding web-safe fonts
Video duration: 2m 41s 4h 56m Appropriate for all Updated Oct 04, 2013

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Understanding web-safe fonts provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Photoshop CS6 for Web Design (2012)

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Web
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Photoshop
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