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Published: Monday 20th February 2012 by Ryan Fitton
People who are not skilled in website design can sometimes go crazy with all the available fonts at their disposal. Unfortunately without researching the best fonts for websites, they go ahead and pick the most stylish and attractive fonts that pique their interest. Some would even use cursive fonts trying to mimic a handwritten text. So what could be the problem?
What happens next is they excitingly show off to their friends their newly created website. They go over to a friend’s house and use a different computer. Voila! They are shocked to see a different font on their site. What happened here is quite simple: the friend’s computer or web browser does not have that intricate, hard-to-find font. The font is just replaced with a different font and in some cases a lot different from the original.
You should avoid this mistake and it is really quite easy. Just stick with the web safe fonts and you can be sure your website will load on every browser and every computer just as you have designed it.
So what are the best fonts for websites? If you’re new to web design and aren’t familiar with the advanced techniques and font resources that are available, It would be wise to suggest that you stick to using only sans serif fonts. Simply put, these are fonts that do not have those hooks on the end. Some examples of sans serif fonts are the following:
So there you have it. For your next web project, choose among the best fonts for websites presented above. Don’t use a font because it simply looks cool. Always aim for what is practical and easy on your readers’ eyes. Stay tuned to Punch Buggy's blog to find out how web designers implement creative intricate fonts that aren’t mentioned above.