Web Safe Fonts

There is a fact that limits in a severe way the design process of a site: fonts. Is a serious SEO problem that you ignore the problem and just go and make an image with the desired text. Is also a bad idea to hide the text with a text-indent trick, because serious bots (like google) will identify this and may even penalize your site.

So keep a clear mind, inspire yourself, and stick to the universal fonts. I keep this list updated to have a clear view of the options available. This fonts make good looks cross-browser.

Ready to copy/paste:

  • font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
  • ‘Lucida Sans Unicode’, ‘Lucida Grande’, sans-serif;
  • Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
  • ‘Lucida Console’, Monaco, monospace;
  • Gill Sans / Gill Sans MT, sans-serif;
  • Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
  • Georgia, Serif;
  • HelveticaNeue-Light, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif;
  • ‘Palatino Linotype’, ‘Book Antiqua’, Palatino, serif;

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