Top 10 Web Safe Blogging Fonts

The definition of Web Safe fonts means that they are generic fonts that work on all Web Browsers and are used on all operating systems (Windows, Linux and Mac).

So if you design web pages on any of these systems or use any browser then, they will be displayed the same.

Of course, nothing is as easy as saying that Comic Sans works across all, the reality is, with Safari, that Bold doesn’t display well.

So we have to play it safe, we have a small range of fonts to use, so we have to be creative with what we have.

Below is a list of the most commonly used fonts for Web Design.

You can also download Web Safe fonts here.

Georgia Font
(CSS) Font-Family: “Georgia”, serif
Designed in 1993 by Matthew Carter for the Windows…read more on Wikipedia.

Arial Font
(CSS) Font-Family: “Arial”, Helvetica, sans-serif
The typeface was designed in 1982 by Robin Nicholas…read more on Wikipedia.

Courier New Font
(CSS) Font-Family: “Courier New”, Courier, monospace
The typeface was designed by Howard “Bud” Kettler in 1955…read more on Wikipedia.

Trebuchet Font
(CSS) Font-Family: “Trebuchet MS”, Helvetica, sans-serif
Designed by Vincent Connare for the Microsoft in 1996…read more on Wikipedia.

Lucida Console Font
(CSS) Font-Family: “Lucida Console”, Monaco, monospace
Designed by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes in 1985…read more on Wikipedia.

Verdana Font
(CSS) Font-Family: “Verdana”, Geneva, sans-serif
Designed by Matthew Carter for Microsoft…read more on Wikipedia.

Times New Roman Font
(CSS) Font-Family: “Times New Roman”, Times, serif
Designed by Stanley Morison in 1931…read more on Wikipedia.

Lucida Unicode Font
(CSS) Font-Family: “Lucida Sans Unicode”, Lucida Grande, sans-serif
It was developed by Charles Bigelow & Kris Holmes in 1993…read more on Wikipedia.

Tahoma Font
(CSS) Font-Family: “Tahoma”, Geneva, sans-serif
Designed by Matthew Carter for the Microsoft Corporation in 1994…read more on Wikipedia.

Impact Font
(CSS) Font-Family: “Impact”, Charcoal, sans-serif
designed by Geoffrey Lee in 1965…read more on Wikipedia.

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Paul Andrew

Paul is the founder and editor of Speckyboy Design Magazine. He has many years experience within the web design industry and a passion for the latest web technologies and design trends. He lives in the small town of Inverness in the north of Scotland. Follow him on Twitter.

Comments

  • This list kicks so much @ss, i didn’t know i can combine them as font-family in css rather than using inline font face in html 

  • Rapid Browser

    I don’t think you should represent ‘web-safe’ fonts with images. A lot of fonts look good this way, but you wouldn’t rely on the browser to render them.

  • Did anyone realize that latest good font that works across all browsers and on all computes was designed in 1996! That is like 15 years back. I wonder if the world deserves better!

  • BravoI

    I didn’t know that, but according to the ‘old’ saying, “Old is gold” I’m not surprised : )

  • Old article but still the information looks fresh and useful.