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Mistake No. 1
Graphic Type
Readable Type

In this Section:

Wrong Fonts
Safe Fonts
Safe List

Download Georgia and Verdana, the best fonts for the web, for free!

Default Fonts

The only fonts you can be sure someone will have on their computer are:


  • Times New Roman
  • Arial
  • Courier


  • Times
  • Helvetica

That's it!

They may have these free fonts from Microsoft:

  • Verdana ships with Internet Explorer on all platforms--so most people have it
  • Trebuchet - you can download it for free
  • Georgia - you can download it for free

So how do you help people see the default fonts, even if you substitute fonts they may have? Read on.


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