@LaurelBrittany … any system with Verdana will have Arial, so the fallback isn’t needed… also, Arial is fashioned after Helvetica and renders better than Helvetica on Windows, which is the default sans-serif. Helvetica is the default on OSX which looks better… On other OSes it’s another similar sans-serif font. Best for people to simply use “sans-serif” as the default, not specifying Arial, or Helvetica ever.
I cry a little inside when I see font definitions like: Arial, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Open-Sans, sans-serif … where on most platforms, it’s the same as just using sans-serif, and if you happen to have more than one of the fonts installed, it may be using one not well hinted for that platform… just use ‘sans-serif’
This is genius. Thank you. I downloaded my fonts correctly from fontsquirrel. I was using Lato and Oswald (Google Fonts). So what I actually did was use your media querie and I actually then called on the Google fonts and I could view them in Safari!!