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Most common font familys

  • # December 30, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I was wondering if people could share their most commonly used font familys.

    I was thinking about this when I was doing a sans-serif family, and thought to myself that if I want to use Arial as my first font of choice, what would be the second? (which comes closest)

    Do share! :)

    # December 30, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    I’ve recently been using Tahoma as my main paragraph font.

    For headers I go Arial then Helvetica.

    I will also occasionally use Georgia (the numbers can give you a very unique look sometimes), but I never stray away from those four overall.

    # December 30, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    This has a list of the most common fonts:

    http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html

    I tend to use Arial/Helvetica, though I do like Verdana on occasion (though I have to size it down a bit, since it is a bit larger than the other fonts)

    # December 31, 2008 at 7:16 am

    I love arial, don’t know why.

    but for unique fonts its best to make a graphic, but I would love to host fonts and use them instead.

    # December 31, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    On the web, I like me "Lucida Grande" and Georgia quite a bit. Helvetica sometimes. I like to browse http://www.typechart.com/ sometimes to find something good.

    # December 31, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    "chriscoyier" wrote:
    On the web, I like me "Lucida Grande" and Georgia quite a bit. Helvetica sometimes. I like to browse http://www.typechart.com/ sometimes to find something good.

    You know, I’ve been to that site before and never really "got" it.

    After clicking on your link and seeing it again, the true genius of it struck me with the "Get CSS" function. Sweet, sweet, sweet.

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