Design

Warning! Blatant Self Promotion

When we initially began our website redesign process, we decided to write a single sentence describing what we do. You’ve undoubtedly been challenged to write something similar and realized how difficult this can be. So we broke it down.

Kevin Williams
BY Kevin Williams | IN Design | June 27, 2012

Website Fonts That Go Beyond the Basics

Every now and then designers and/or developers run into the problem of designing a website or application that includes non-web fonts because not all fonts are installed on all end-user computers or other devices. Therefore, one often settles for one of the 11 less-appealing core web-fonts, which include Andale Mono, Arial, Arial Black, Comic Sans MS, Courier New, Georgia, Impact, Times New Roman, Trebuchet MS, Verdana, and Webdings. These are the standard fonts used by all devices. It’s been the only way to ensure that all website visitors will see exactly what the designer intended. The only alternative is to render your type as graphics, which is impractical. What follows are some solutions for using the exact font your design requires, or at least a font reasonably close.