Choosing web-safe fonts to convey meaning


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Choosing web-safe fonts to convey meaning

Fonts must either be on a reader's computer or linked from another source to display correctly in a browser. Fonts that we can expect to be on most computers so they display correctly are called web-safe fonts. There are a handful of web-safe fonts. If you stick with these fonts, you can expect them to load correctly in the browser, because most computers have them installed. They are Times New Roman, Georgia, Courier, Trebuchet MS, Arial, Comic Sans, Verdana, and Impact.

Only five of these fonts are what I call neutral. They don't hit us over the head and say things like, "Hey, I look like I was typed on a typewriter!" Of these, three are more legible than the others, due to X-height and space in and around the letterforms. So, web-safe fonts can feel a little constricting. Personally, I love the creative freedom of linking fonts into my web pages. in fact, I do it on my own homepage. Linking web fonts can add variety of forms and can also add a layer of meaning into the...

Choosing web-safe fonts to convey meaning
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Choosing web-safe fonts to convey meaning provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Laura Franz as part of the Typography for Web Designers

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