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Do you think its a good font to use in websites?

If you think it looks good and fits your site, then by all means use it. Google fonts are widely supported and if people complain that its a struggle to read, you may want to consider using a large font size — for Open Sans I’d say go for at least 20px or so.

Google fonts downside 1: font rendering on Chrome (Windows only) can be a bit bad. Since this happens with a lot of fonts (most custom, non-standard fonts), this is a Chrome/Windows issue and nothing the font itself can be blamed for.

Google fonts downside 2: Google fonts don’t generally work in IE8. So if you want to support that browser too (or lower), don’t use Google fonts.