Web Safe Fonts FONTS THAT ARE SAFE TO USE FOR RAW TEXT ON YOUR WEBSITE

What's a Web Safe Font?

A Web Safe Font is one which can be safely used for site text because most visitors will have it installed on their computer.

If you use a non-standard font for your website text, a visitor's browser without that font will select an alternative - which may have undesirable results in terms of design aesthetics.

To ensure your website design looks the same for all visitors, it is recommended that you only use web-safe fonts for your primary website text. Fonts used as part of images (logos, image page headings, etc) do not have this restriction, as the font you want would be embedded within the image itself - which any visitor can display.

Image Text

Image text is not restricted to a web safe font because the text is embedded within an image graphic. An example would be the 'Veda Designs' logo you see at the top of this website.

However, image text should be avoided for important content for the following reasons:

No Editing Capabilities

Image based text can't be edited with your VedaCMS website manger.

Bad for SEO

Although you can describe an image using a special 'ALT' tag, search engines score those lower than raw text. This is why raw text navigation menus are better than image-based menus.


Sans-Serif Web Safe Fonts:

Arial, Helvetica
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
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Century Gothic, Futura, URW Gothic L
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
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Tahoma, Geneva
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
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Trebuchet MS, Helvetica
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
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Verdana, Geneva
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
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Lucida Sans Unicode, Lucida Grande
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
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Impact, Charcoal
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
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Serif Web Safe Fonts:

Garamond
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
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Georgia
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
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Times New Roman, Times
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
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Bookman Old Style
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
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Palatino Linotype, Book Antiqua, Palatino
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
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Monospace Web Safe Fonts:

Courier
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
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Courier New
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
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Lucida Console, Monaco
This is a web safe font example. It is important to use web safe fonts to ensure your website remains visually consistent for all visitors.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
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