Web Design Fonts and Typography

Information, development and research about fonts, font families, serif, sans-serif, etc is what's coined as typography. What fonts are safe to design for Web pages? And what fonts are considered safe to use when designing for print? Get the specifics from the list below:

Fonts and Typography Resources

Cascading Style Sheets, Level 1
W3C's CSS, level 1 specifications - Font properties.

Microsoft Typography
Fonts, developing fonts, typography / font tools and utilities and more.
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Web fonts and typography
Resources, books, accessible Web typography and more

See also: Web Safe Fonts and Generic Font Family Fallbacks .

Web Design Generic Fonts

W3C defines the following generic-family fonts in CSS1 specification: (W3C Cascading Style Sheets, Level 1 - 5.2.2). Also note: "Style sheet designers are encouraged to offer a generic font family as a last alternative."

  • 'serif' (e.g. Times)
  • 'sans-serif' (e.g. Helvetica)
  • 'cursive' (e.g. Zapf-Chancery)
  • 'Fantasy' (e.g. Western)
  • 'Monospaced' (e.g. Courier)

See also: Fonts and Typography.