You have a beautifully done website with excellent designs and content. Imagine having varying font sizes on them. The entire look gets disrupted.
To prevent this from happening you need to homogenize the font selection. It is also imperative to bind the font types as all the systems might not support your font type. Fonts on the web pages are showcased properly only when the particular font types are installed in the users system.
You can solve the problem of varying fonts by providing your visitor with facility of downloading and installing the fonts on their systems. But this method has its own setbacks (similar to the plug in troubles).For instance visitors don't bother opening the site when they have to download special software for the website to be displayed on their site.
However Microsoft has solved this problem by creating a range of web fonts which get installed on the users system by default. This is only possible if the visitors system is running Internet explorer. These fonts are viable for both Windows and Macintosh.
These Fonts consist of
- Trebuchet MS
- Comic Sans MS
Usually when a font is stated in the web page is it necessary to point out the primary font and a secondary font. This will make it easier for the system to choose from the fonts.
< font face="Comic Sans MS,Arial">
The system here will first use the Comic Sans MS font if it is available on the users system but in case it is not available it will use Arial.
This tag ensures that the web page functions properly in the absence of the right font on the visitors system.
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