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Microsoft's fonts for the Web:
  • Andale Mono (formerly
  • Arial
  • Arial Black
  • Comic Sans MS
  • Courier New
  • Georgia
  • Impact
  • Times New Roman
  • Trebuchet MS
  • Verdana
  • Webdings
  • Adobe Minion Web
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Font Basics
by Stephen Bucaro

A font is actually a graphic shape, for example a triangle, which can be used to create a typographic character. A group of fonts of similar design can be used to create a typeface. A set of typefaces in different sizes and weights, created from the same group of fonts, is a type family. These terms are often misused, the term "font" being used to mean a typeface.

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Fonts for Your Website: Is it Just a Matter of style?
by Francisco Aloy

The choice of font you use at your website can be affected by so many different elements: personal taste, style, screen resolution and size, operating system, monitor age, background and - not last - readability and ease of use.

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5 Basic Rules on Typography
by Granny's Mettle

Whenever you get projects for designing graphics for different media materials, there are certain rules you need to know before venturing to the complexities and elaborate world of graphic design. One of the elements considered in graphic design is typography. This is how you utilize and create your text to come out with a result that complements your images and design of the whole media material, whether it's for print or web.

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Browser "Safe" Fonts
by Shruti Gupta

Fonts make a big difference to the look and experience of the website. Usage of fonts requires sense of aesthetics and discretion. We have the liberty to use any font we want in an image but when we specify the fonts for the text on a web page, we need to ensure that we use only 'browser safe" fonts. Browsers support TrueType fonts and all operating systems come with sets of standard TrueType fonts that have been preinstalled.

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Proper Font Selection
by Maricon William

In times when you are writing a message in your computer, have you ever asked yourself the following questions: How will I convey my message with the use of my fonts? Do I need several colors? Am I going to use big, bold, crisp or spaced fonts? Well, you are not alone in this dilemma. To help you with it, just read on.

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Bad Web Design: Mistakes With Text
by Richard Lowe

Even in today's world of Flash animation, animated GIFs, sound files, VRML and other dazzling special effects, the basic reason why people surf the web is to read. Yes, the pictures are great, and yes the animations are wonderful, but what people really care about is what you've got to say.

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Fonts with Character
by Maricon Williams

Kenn Munk, the author of Alternate Fonts and My type of hood, a native of Frederiksbjerg, Denmark, divulged that type designs are best described as systems or puzzles for the graphic designer to work out. “These puzzles have endless solutions, but you have to struggle with the fonts to get them to perform.

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Top Ten Fonts for Website Design
by Michael Turner

The top ten fonts for website design might change in order, but for the most part the fonts that make up this list stay the same due to their popularity. In general, the top ten list includes Arial, Frutiger, Futura, Gills Sans, Helvetica, Lucida, Optima, Palatino, Agfa Rotis, and Univers.

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Which fonts can I use on my website? What if I want to use others?
by Dianne Reuby

If you've done any word processing or desk-top publishing, you'll be used to using all sorts of fancy fonts - for headlines, logos, and banners. For your web pages, you'll have to do things differently.

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