Have you ever opened a website and wondered: ‘Who chose this font and what were they thinking?’ If so, then you know how vital it is to select a font that is easy to read.
Visitors use a wide range of devices to access the Internet. These range from very small cellphones to big computer monitors and TV screens. The success of a website depends to a large extent on how easy it is to read the content.
This article reviews 20 fonts that are unobtrusive and easy to read. The information provided can help you choose the best font for your website.
It is important to remember that Georgia is a serif font. A serif is a decorative stroke at the end of a letter stem. Sans-serif fonts (“sans” meaning “without”) do not have that extra detail.
If chosen well, a serif font can be a suitable option for you. Microsoft created Georgia for low-resolution screens. It is one of the best choices for visitors who use PCs or cellphones.
This font is perfect for even the smallest screens. Due to its large corpus size, Merriweather maintains a high level of legibility regardless of size, weight, and style. That makes it a great choice for titles, headlines, and especially for long texts. It will provide an elegant and professional look to any content.
To the majority of people, Arial is the standard font. It is one of the most popular sans-serif choices.
Due to open apertures, it looks natural and is very clear and readable. It is viewed as a typical print font but it is also suitable for web documents. On Windows devices, it is often replaced with more visually attractive fonts.
Courier belongs to the group of monospace fonts. The letters and characters each occupy the same amount of horizontal space. This is in contrast to proportional fonts.
Most operating systems will include the Courier font as standard. It is widely used in the writing of movie screenplays. If movies are the theme of your website the Courier font may lend it a more authentic look.
This Google font is one of the most used typefaces and it is suitable for almost any type of content.
According to Google, this font is “optimized for print, web, and mobile interfaces, and has excellent legibility”. This optimization is to some extent due to kerning (the spaces between characters).
Calibri is a default Windows font. Its clean look makes it comfortable to read, and suitable for many scenarios. If you are unsure of which font to choose, although not an innovative choice, Calibri is a safe option.
Microsoft Windows is the most common OS on the PC market. Using Calibri will ensure that website viewers can read HTML content without difficulty.
This is a popular choice from the Google Fonts collection. It is a very clean and friendly typeface with a professional and intelligent look. It offers good legibility on both desktop and mobile devices. Google hand-picked it for its Material Design system and it is a default font for Android and Chrome.
This sans-serif option was specifically created for computer screens and provides high legibility. It is a fresh take on a simple and classic font that can be used for a variety of WordPress websites and print.
Typeface experts confirm that sans-serif fonts are easier to read online. This makes Verdana a reasonable choice for long and flat texts.
Oswald is a revised version of Alternate Gothic typefaces. The characters have been re-drawn to work better on standard digital screens. It is a good font to use on computers, tablets, and cellphones. It is a perfect choice for titles or quotes in spaces with size restrictions.
This article has provided a review of the top 20 HTML fonts available for your online content.
A website is the first thing many customers use to learn about or communicate with you. It is not only the content that is important. How the information is presented will make a great impression on your visitors. To make your website appealing it requires a font that is highly readable and attractive. It should also be suitable for the industry and complement your brand and the message you are conveying.
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