10 Most Popular Web Fonts Used in Web-Safe Design
While designing your website you should keep in mind to use a web font typography that is supported by most of the commonly used web browsers on any platform. In this list we’ve compiled the most popular web font used in designing websites and blog.
Popular Web Safe Fonts
The following font faces are ‘web-safe’ fonts which means they are supported in any browser.
A sans serif typeface designed by Monotype as a cheaper substitute for Helvetica packaged with Microsoft Windows, other Microsoft software.
Verdana is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Matthew Carter for Microsoft Corporation with a purpose of being readable at small sizes on a screen.
Bears lots of similarities with Times New Roman, but substantially larger.
Times New Roman
Times New Roman is a serif typeface commissioned by the British newspaper, The Times, in 1931. Since then it was the default type-face used in Microsoft Office Word (till Office XP)
Microsoft created this humanist san-serif as a good web design font in 1996. It works really well when used for big headers.
Lucida is an extended family of related typefaces. Lucida Grande is the font that’s used throughout Mac OS, whereas Lucida Sans Unicode is a similar Windows font. Both fonts belong to the “humanist” sans-serif type which is the most calligraphic of all typefaces in the sans-serif family.
Courier is a monospaced slab serif typeface designed to resemble the output from a strike-on typewriter.
Similar to Verdana, Tahoma has a narrower body, less generous counters, tighter letter spacing, and a more complete unicode character set. Tahoma was designed as a bitmap rather than an outline font.
Century Gothic is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed for Monotype Imaging. The Century Gothic face is distinct for its single-story lowercase a and g.
Impact is a realist sans-serif typeface with ultra-thick strokes, compressed letter spacing, and minimal interior counterform are specifically aimed, as its name suggests, to impact.
Let us know which among these is your web font.