Web Safe Fonts – Some New Options

Wondering what fonts are safe to use on your website?

web-safe-fontsW3C still only supports the classics – Georgia, Times New Roman, Verdana, Trebuchet MS and Arial to name a few.  Click here to go read the W3C CSS Web Safe Fonts article.

Google also has a rather large font library of web optimized fonts for free.  Here you can pick out something a little more stylish for your website.  You can visit Google Fonts by clicking here.

If you pick a fancier font it may not be supported by all browsers, therefore you always want to have a backup font picked out and stated in your CSS style sheet.

It might look something like this:

p{font-family:”Times New Roman”, Times, serif}

Our recommendation is to stay with the classics as much as possible.  Involving fancier fonts on your website could decrease loading time and may be hard for some of your visitors to read.


About Melanie Moore Bermudez

Melanie oversees the design, basic HTML, CSS structure and layout of websites. She also heads the marketing and sales campaigns for the company, and provides support and feedback to SonicSpider's clients throughout their project development. Melanie has been with the company since its inception in 2003. She graduated with honors from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in fine arts specializing in painting and critical art theory. She received her Masters in Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. In addition to her work at SonicSpider, she also works in arts education in Pasadena, Glendale and Beverly Hills. Melanie is an advocate for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and is a team member of The STEAM Journal out of Claremont Graduate University.
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