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  1. #1
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    Best font for web?

    what font do you guys use for text in webpages?

    also, where are the best places to d/l fonts for free? is there anywhere with a big ole file to d/l?

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    Verdana/Arial, You don't need to download them, they are standard fonts and come with everything. You already have them.
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    Verdana/Arial only

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    I use Georgia for tech-y sites, because it looks cool.
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    Verdana, Arial, sans-serif

    I *always* use them, though sometimes throw in Trebuchet MS for something out-of-the-loop, or Courier New for something monospaced.

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    Verdana / Arial for content, and when I need a small clean font I use Tahoma.

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    Verdana/Arial. Clean, and simple, and every computer has it, unless you delete it.

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    I'm a Tahoma, Verdana, Arial kind of guy
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    In my stylesheet for sans-serif I use:

    font-family {
    Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
    }

    for serif:

    font-family {
    Georgia,Times,"Times New Roman" serif;
    }

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    Try Lucida Sans Unicode , its a standard windows font - the equivalent on mac is Lucida Grande - hardly anyone uses them.
    You can see an example on this page - http://www.zeldman.com/daily/0203c.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalecom
    Try Lucida Sans Unicode , its a standard windows font - the equivalent on mac is Lucida Grande - hardly anyone uses them.
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    good man - spread the word

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    I use Arial mainly because it is easy to read and is a compact font. If I want one that is a little more spaced out I go with Verdana.

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    I vote for and use Arial as well.
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    verdana

    Simply the best

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    I use verdana - great font.
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    I used to use Tahoma... but Arial baby yeah!!

    Although that lucida sans unicode does look teh sexy

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    Verdana too...

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    verdana/arial

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    Verdana, Tahoma, Lucida Console and Lucida Sans Unicode.
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    yes like most people said verdana and arial. and maybe tahoma

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    I find that if it is size 2 or lower that Arial works best

    For size 3 and higher Verdana works well.
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    I use Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font family for web coz verdana is more legible and my sites look best with it.

    Check these sites out on why you should avoid the Verdana font
    xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/verdana.html
    virtuelvis.com/archives/146.html
    Last edited by cenvo; 03-22-2004 at 04:52 PM.

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    Arial, Veranda all of the default fonts are good

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    Just as long as it's not Times New Roman, it looks awful on the screen although quite nice when printed on paper.
    Anyway I prefer Arial and Tahoma, rather than Verdana.

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    Verdana, Tahoma and Arial are all my favorites as well. You can also try Trebuchet ms, it also looks nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cenvo
    Check these sites out on why you should avoid the Verdana font
    xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/verdana.html
    virtuelvis.com/archives/146.html
    Only problem with that argument is the same as all accessibility/usability/anything-ending-in-ility problems, ie, yes it may be a problem for the 1% of people who don't have Verdana installed on their PC or Mac (it's a default font these days on both platforms), but do we cater for the 1%, or the 99%? It's an argument we can have all day and still not reach a satisfactory answer. 99% matters more to me, and Verdana was created specifically for the web, which makes it - in my eyes at least - a good choice of font.
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    I always use Verdana or Arial as well as they are basic fonts and they're nice and simple compared to most fonts you can download.
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    We use verdana in all our sites.

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