@Font Looks Bad In WebKit Browsers
# January 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm
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That’s actually debatable and depends on the font.
That’s true – some fonts appear horribly smudged. But it seems to remove the jagged edges which , I believe, is what most people encounter on Chrome and Safari.# May 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm
@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’# May 22, 2013 at 7:24 pm
I cry a little when anyone uses Helvetica. But regardless of the platform, Helvetica isn’t all that great on screen.
In my experience, I don’t ever recall seeing font stacks described above. Usually it’s something like:
`Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif`# April 1, 2015 at 10:49 am
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!!
Great job. Thank you.
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