All About Fonts:
It is true that visual preferences vary from each person, one person likes something, another likes something completely different. Even though you might think that your choices are wide for fonts in your web pages, they are more limited than you may think, you are mostly limited by what people have on their computer. The purpose of this blog article is the help you better understand how to choose fonts in your web page and choose what works best for the viewer.
Knowing which font to use and when to use it:
There are two basic types of fonts that every web designer should know, and know the difference of, serif, and sans serif. These two fonts are used mainly used to present bodies of text in your web page. Your first choice for a page when it comes to font should be, serif or sans serif; serif has small lines or strokes at the end of letters (i.e. tails or feet), while sans serif do not, and are generally easier to read. You should choose which best fits your design but think about the readability as well.
Limitations of Choosing Fonts:
One of the limitations present when choosing fonts is the user’s Operating System( OS ). PCs and Macs both have different fonts, and some fonts look better on one OS than another. So, you should plan your fonts around fonts that are present in both of the operating systems. However, a font created somewhat recently has been created with those to Operating Systems in mind, and look good in both of them, Verdana.
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