With so many fonts and typeface options available, and new ones popping up on a daily basis, it can be tricky to choose the right one for your web design. There are several factors you should be taking into account, including readability, personality and design intent.
This article briefly discusses some of the factors you should consider when selecting a font for your website.
Select the Most used Fonts
When you choose a font for your web page ,it is important that you do not just specify a single font, even if it is a font that you think that most people have, like “Arial” or “Times New Roman” font. If your visitor uses a different type of computer, such as a Ubuntu computer, even fonts like Arial or Times New Roman may not be available.To avoid this problem, web designers use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
CSS allow for web designers to specify a list of fonts to be used on a particular page. If the first font on the list is not available, the browser will try to use the next font.
If you want to create a web page that looks mostly the same for all visitors you should consider to use Sans Serif Fonts, Serif Fonts or Monospaced Fonts.
Create a List of Fonts
Every designer should have a list of fonts. Simply add your favorite fonts in several categories like: decorative fonts, urban fonts, classic fonts or script type styles fonts. Having an organized list will save your time .
Make your Content Readable
Make sure your website content is easy to see and read. These is a few ways you can optimize the typography on your site. The most important thing you can do to improve the legibility of your web page is to make sure your font is big enough. It’s important to avoid too many typefaces on one page, tiny font sizes, crammed line-length and moving text.
Don’t forget to make your website content useful on different platforms like mobile. Always consider your end users when considering best readability and choosing your typeface.