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Web Fonts

Discussion in 'Font Forum:' started by Renniks, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Trust my luck, the site goes down when I'm playing about with 30 or so tabs and lose the one I've typed.


    While reading up on typography I found something that interested me, I currently realise there are a set of web safe fonts that can generally be used with any sites and not need worry about browser or OS.

    Common fonts to all versions of Windows & Mac equivalents (Browser safe fonts) - Web design tips & tricks

    While recently I came across these 16 fonts that should be safe to use on the web?

    And I was wondering if this is the case, what other fonts are there that are safe?

    Or should I stick to these lot. Or just the ones in the first post

    16 Gorgeous Web Safe Fonts To Use With CSS | Web Design Tutorials | Creating a Website | Learn Adobe Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver

    The extra fonts (there is some cross over) include Century Gothic, Arial Narrow, Copperplate Gothic Light, Gill Sans.


  2. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    They should all be good to use aslong as you just dont use "custom" font, such as downloaded fonts from urban fonts etc unless you support them by uploading the font to your space.
  3. Silver Firefly

    Silver Firefly Senior Member

  4. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    I must admit I pretty much use either georgia or verdana - verdana particulary as it was designed for web.
  5. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    Ditto for body text, but I tend to vary for headings.
    And thanks Mark for the link, didn't know there were so many web safe fonts :up:
  6. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Cheers silver, indeed most of the time I stick to verdana, tahoma or georgia, but no harm having some freedom.
  7. andyshaw

    andyshaw Member

    read up on font stacking & @fontface
  8. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Not bothered about @fontface any time soon, will continue to use fonts that work in the older browsers.

    I know about font stacks but wasnt bothered about that at the moment, was more interested in whether it would be necessary to use one on Gill Sans, or if I can be happy in the knowledge most of my users wont have problems with viewing it.
  9. Silver Firefly

    Silver Firefly Senior Member

    Well the link I provided should tell you that information.
  10. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Indeed silver :) the reply was more directed at andyshaw, as the question was answered before :D
  11. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

  12. andyshaw

    andyshaw Member

    It's all about progressive enhancement. It may not be appropriate in all builds but @fontface or .webfont will defiantly be the future of web typography.

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