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Is your website's font readable across various operating systems?

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by kirkmbrown2001, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    Here is a quick html tip for you guys that design/host your own websites.

    As you may already know, font faces vary by the operating system you are using. Therefore, the font on a website may be different depending upon what operating system (Windows, Mac, etc.) they are using.

    When coding a website, make sure your text is readable across all operating systems. You can do this by using the font-family property when coding your website.

    Here is an example:

    HTML:
    <p style="font-family:'gill sans', verdana, arial, helvetica;">
    Here I have given the browser four choices, in hopes that it will
    find one of them on the viewer's system.</p>
    In the above example, the browser would first look for gill sans. If that font is not loaded on their computer, it would then look for verdana and so on.

    It is always a good idea to for you to pick fonts that are compatible with most computers. For a list with font compatibility across various operating systems, go to: http://www.visibone.com/font/FontResults.html

    Have fun!
     
  2. justinc

    justinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Will be checking this out. Never thought of this before. Thanks.
     
  3. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,928

    Not a bad idea.

    Although, most folks browsers and computers will go to a default font which generally is not too out-of-whack.

    My faves are arial and verdana.

    Georgia for headings.
     

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