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Web Browser Safe Font Types

Never forget that there are only a handful of fonts that look similar that are installed by default on both Windows and Macs. Consequently, these "browser safe fonts" commonly used by the websites.

Click here to see MAC, PC, Linux web safe font list

These are Microsoft’s core fonts for the Web

Never forget that there are only a handful of fonts that look similar that are installed by default on both Windows and Macs. Consequently, these "browser safe fonts" commonly used by the websites.

This is the standard list of “Web-safe” fonts, with the exception of symbol and dingbats fonts. These are Microsoft’s core fonts for the Web

* Andale Mono (formerly Monotype)
* Arial
* Arial Black
* Comic Sans MS
* Courier New
* Georgia
* Impact
* Times New Roman
* Trebuchet MS
* Verdana
* Webdings
* Adobe Minion Web

If you prefer using a specific font on your website, then supply the font name. Keep in mind  fonts are limited on the web. You may choose any Google Web Fonts however. www.google.com/webfonts/Hundreds of free, open-source fonts optimized for the web.

Google web fonts can be used on a blog or any website freely, and it will will display correctly on the browsers. You can search the font online, see how it looks then decide to use on your site or not.
Google Font Preview
Google provides an awesome free font service, and Google Font Preview is an equally strong extension to check out these fonts right in your browser!
www.google.com/webfonts

For more information about using free fonts on the web read this article on my blog here: http://www.nurweb.biz/choosing-fonts/


Here is a list of common font family for use with CSS.

font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-family: 'Comic Sans MS', cursive;
font-family: 'Courier New', Courier, monospace;
font-family: Garamond, serif;
font-family: Georgia, serif;
font-family: Impact, Charcoal, sans-serif;
font-family: Consolas, 'Lucida Console', Monaco, monospace;
font-family: 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Grande', sans-serif;
font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times, serif;
font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, sans-serif;