It seems very exciting to choose very stylish and unique fonts for our websites, but in the real practice it is not very good to be freely experimental with the available fonts while designing a web page. Some designers who are not much experienced choose whatever font they like, but they visit their website on different computers, they sometimes do not find the same font which they had used. It is because other machines may not have those uncommon fonts.
- Simple Font: To deal with this problem it is good to stick to safe fonts while designing a website. Another important point to consider is the readability of the selected font. People come to different sites for different purposes but everyone wants to go through a website with ease and comfort, so the font must be easily readable.
- Some fonts only show good results when they are displayed on high resolution screens, and have a poor visibility on low resolution, so that point also has to be considered. This can be experimented by changing the resolution and opting out those fonts who are not showing up well at different situations.
Choosing the right font for your website copy is important, since it will affect the way your readers perceive the tone of your page, whether it is serious or friendly and casual. A particular font cannot always fulfill the requirements of websites meant for different purposes.
There are some fonts which are quite popular in web designing industry, as their reliability is much trusted by designers. It is a good practice to use a sans serif font if you are free to select a font of your choice. These fonts have many positive points which make their positions in the top rank. Ariel is most basic sans serif font and widely used. It has a good readability even on low resolution atmosphere. It has a modern look and is well streamlined. Verdana is another frequently used font for computers. This font was developed by Microsoft in its attempt to bring out a more legible font. This font was widely accepted by internet and computer users, which was first shipped with internet explorer 3. Comic sans serif is another easily available font but has an informal look making in inappropriate for serious and professional websites. Some other fonts that can be safely chosen include Helvetica, Times New Roman and Trebuchet.