Friday, August 16, 2013

Web Safe Fonts

Using web-safe fonts for your website and your email marketing is very important. It ensures readability for visitors regardless of the platform; whether they are viewing it from a PC, a Mac, iPad or Android mobile phone, it displays the same for all devices across all platforms. You may be wondering what happens if you don't use a web-safe font. If you don't use a web-safe font, the font will substitute another font in it's place causing reflow problems which will look sloppy and haphazard. It's important to make wise font choices when you are designing to ensure compatibility.

Most users don't have a vast font collection like our graphics computer with 1,585 fonts immediately accessible at any given moment. And we don't expect the typical computer to have that many fonts. It's a best practice to stick with the basic set of fonts that come standard on almost every computer, laptop, tablet and mobile phone.

Although we could never guarantee exact replication for any font, relying on the standard list is the best possible solution. The list of fonts below are generally considered web-safe and usually display correctly on most devices.
  • Andale Mono
    Using web safe fonts is best for email marketing, websites and landing pages.
    Using web safe fonts is best for email marketing, websites and
    landing pages.
  • Arial
  • Arial Black
  • Book Antiqua
  • Courier/Courier New
  • Comic Sans
  • Geneva
  • Georgia
  • Impact
  • Lucida Sans Unicode/Lucida Grande
  • Monaco
  • Verdana
  • Tahoma
  • Times New Roman
  • Trebuchet
  • Webdings/Wingdings