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Your favourite body fonts?

Discussion in 'Font Forum:' started by Xenonsoft, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    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.
  2. KevJaques

    KevJaques Member

    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
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  3. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Cheers Kev :icon_smile:

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

    salvador Member

    Hey Fred

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

  5. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Cheers Salvs. Just noticed Lucida grande myself, it isn't bad.
  6. 30two

    30two New Member

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

    Xenonsoft Active Member

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

    andyd8 Member

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

    yogavenger New Member

    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.
  10. yogavenger

    yogavenger New Member

    …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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