Your favourite body fonts?


Xenonsoft

Xenonsoft

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#1
What are your favourite body fonts (and sizes?)

Curious, just choosing which font to go for on a site I'm working on.

Arial is still up there for me, albeit a rip-off font. Tahoma ticks some boxes too.
 
KevJaques

KevJaques

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#2
Well presuming your trying to stick with Web Standards fonts ;)
Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, Tahoma, Lucida Sans unicode - Georgia (sub headings within body)

minimum of 0.8em for main fonts, +size for headers -size for smaller non essentials
 
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Xenonsoft

Xenonsoft

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#3
Cheers Kev :icon_smile:

I'm a big fan of Georgia too, using it in a current project for the headers and even logo.
 
S

salvador

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#4
Hey Fred

I presonally love Lucida Grande and Myriad Pro - substitued by Lucida Sans unicode as being a standard font.

~Peace~
 
30two

30two

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#6
<--- another vote for Georgia. Although if you're going really small, then Arial/Verdana are as good as any.
 
Xenonsoft

Xenonsoft

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#7
I echo your exact thoughts 30two, Georgia isn't perfect for going small, but beautiful for medium to large.
 
andyd8

andyd8

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#8
Oooooooooh Helvetica Neue, Lubalin Graph, Gotham and Garamond (for the hoity toity stuff)
 
yogavenger

yogavenger

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#9
Dare I say it? Font replacement!

You could always do font replacement and use non web-safe fonts. Then the sky's the limit. Although this is best used in moderation as it can make screen rendering a pig. And then there is licensing for the font…

Still, at least it gives the option of taking non web-safe fonts to the screen.
 
yogavenger

yogavenger

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#10
…but to answer the question

I like most web safe fonts for use in some way or another but one of my top choices is Lucida Grande / Lucida Sans. It's what I use on my own blog.
 
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