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What are the most common fonts used for making pages? I myself am partial to Verdana. Helvetica is nice too, but i don't have that on my system (anyone have a link? :lol: ) Arial I tend to throw in as a value since I figure just about everyone has at least Arial on their system. Any others most people include in their font-family properties for their style sheets?

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These are Microsofts core fonts. If you use any of these every Windows PC should have them:

http://www.virtuelvis.com/archives/63.html

Most should have quite a few more, but those are almost guaranteed.
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The only fonts I use in my own designs are Verdana and occasionally a handful of characters from Wingdings (checkmarks, a smiley maybe, bullet point characters, etc.)

Unless a client requests a specific font, that's what I use.

Sometimes I'll use matchworks pixel font, embedded in the site with Micro$oft WEFT (of course, that's IE only).
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I use Arial, TrebuchetMS, Arial Black for titles.

Verdana for body text.

and Tohoma for the really itsy bitsy tiny stuff.

If I need to use a serif font, I prefer Georgia to Times.
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Verdana, Arial, Helvetica are primarily what i use, but i so use tahoma too.
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If I'm not mistaken, Helvetica is no longer a free font. I like it though, but everywhere I've looked it's a buy it kinda thing. Am I mistaken? on my older comp I have it but can't find it as freeware for my newer one.
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i think i downloaded a while ago from font seek or something. It was free, may not have been the official font though.
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http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/helvetica/
http://www.fontpool.com/fonts/linotype/ ... etica.html
http://fonts.ontheweb.com/fonts/helvetica.html

It used to be free and included with whatever it was I installed it with...The above are just three examples where it's roughly around $21 or $22 dollars US now.
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Verdana 10pt is my favourite font of all time as far as standard font go, much neater than arial :D
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ATNO/TW wrote:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/helvetica/
http://www.fontpool.com/fonts/linotype/ ... etica.html
http://fonts.ontheweb.com/fonts/helvetica.html

It used to be free and included with whatever it was I installed it with...The above are just three examples where it's roughly around $21 or $22 dollars US now.


i found the same thing. i think i have helvetica on one of my older computers, but not on the laptop i just got. when i started searching, i found all the sites offering it wanted money.

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hmm, I can't really find the font even for free now. The only thing that I can find looks pretty illegal. So I guess I would be right in assuming that most web browsers will not even see this font then?
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I think that's a fair assumption Vladdrac
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Verdana and arial are the ones I use predominantly because they display reasonably well on pc, mac and Linux based browsers too.

For bitmaps, it depends on the gui or task at hand, but here is a decent source of freeware bitmaps for pc and mac.

http://www.dsg4.com/04/extra/bitmap/


Cheers...


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I tend to use Verdana for everything in an html design, but at
different sizes or class (bold, italic, etc).

I like tahoma for smaller text, as ATNO said, and i never ever
use Arial because i think it's really hard to read IMO.

Yes CC! great site, great fonts. I've been using them for yrs.

As for fonts to use in my flash projects, I get all of mine from
http://www.fontsforflash.com
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UNFLUX wrote:
i never ever use Arial because i think it's really hard to read IMO.

As for fonts to use in my flash projects, I get all of mine from
http://www.fontsforflash.com



I tend to use a lot of arial for the simple reason that it displays as well in linux as it does in pc (granted, not saying much)....on the other hand, verdana displays much like times new (**with no smoothing**) on linux (at least it does on my RedHat 9).

But truth be told...I REALLY do prefer the ease of reading with verdana :)

Thanks for the link, I haven't done much with flash, but I do like it's abilities.


Cheers, eh...


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PS...there's a bitmap font called "sevenet.ttf" that works reasonably well for smaller GUIs....lost track of where I first found it, but it was a nice one.

PPS...the standard windows font called "small font(s)" is decent at some rez.

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