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    SitePoint Addict SilentBobSC's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    12px Verdana or 12px Lucida Grande for me, if I'm reading long passages of text. Large line-height (more than 150%) is good too. I think serifs have their place on the web. Georgia looks pretty nice at larger sizes (16px or so).
    While Lucidia is a nice font, it's not one of the "web-safe" fonts last I knew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentBobSC
    While Lucidia is a nice font, it's not one of the "web-safe" fonts last I knew.
    Safe enough, I think. It's shipped with both Windows and OS X.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucida_Sans_Unicode
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    Oh, Verdana and Tahoma any day.
    Verdana can look professional, and classy at the same time. Take these forums for example.
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    It is really simple in any modern web browser to define your own stylesheet so that ALL web pages display using your selected fonts in the size you want them in. You can use any font installed on your computer and view everything on the web in that font. Doesn't matter too much what you specify when creating your web page because your visitors can always change it to suit themselves.
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    Not a post-script error?!! guysmy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by xboxundone
    I like this also but it all depends on the feel of your website.
    Yep. I'd potentially use any of the fonts mentioned. It also depends on the target audience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentBobSC
    While Lucidia is a nice font, it's not one of the "web-safe" fonts last I knew.
    That's what alternate fonts are for
    Code:
    body {
      font-family: "Lucida Grande", "Lucida Sans", "Lucida Sans Unicode", Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    }
    Not everyone has to have the same font on your page you know.

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    it depends on the layout of website you use, eg : font size 10 fonts : verdana, arial...etc

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    10px Arial

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    68% Tahoma

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    11 arial, 10 verdana, 11 tahoma, and 10 lucida console

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    Quote Originally Posted by luxy
    11 arial, 10 verdana, 11 tahoma, and 10 lucida console
    Are you talking about pt or px?
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    As small as I can get it, but large enough where I can still read it.

    It doesn't really matter what the page I am visiting has it set at, because I am going with the font size I like. On my pages I rarely declare the size, figuring let the visitor's browser handle that, after all their browser should be set to the visitor's preferences... Not something I want to interfere with.

    If it needs adjusting, ctrl + mousewheel does that for me BUT certain pages have fixed font sizes and that I hate.

    Far as how the letters look, I could care less but don't get fancy.
    Whatever this is I am typing in looks great.

    So, default.

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    This should have been a poll.

    My preference: 10pt Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana, or similar font.

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    I find Trebuchet really easy on the eyes but it's not turned on on most Macs so I don't use it for websites. I do use it for email though.

    Web fonts Verdana, Arial and recently some Georgia just for fun.

    I use px because I'm dealing with screen resolution and pt changes from screen to screen and platform to platform. I use percent for leading and em's for tracking.

    Does anyone know if Lucidia is turned on by default on Mac OSX and/or earlier. (Yes some people still use OS9)
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    MS Sans Serif or Trebuchet MS....usually at 1.4em

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    Quote Originally Posted by topsites
    If it needs adjusting, ctrl + mousewheel does that for me BUT certain pages have fixed font sizes and that I hate.
    Time to leave IE?

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesedude
    This should have been a poll.
    Would be too many options.

    Quote Originally Posted by bumblebeezus
    MS Sans Serif or Trebuchet MS....usually at 1.4em
    That's huge!
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    Quote Originally Posted by awasson
    Does anyone know if Lucidia is turned on by default on Mac OSX and/or earlier. (Yes some people still use OS9)
    Lucida Grande is the default font for the entire OSX interface (i.e. the menubar, icon labels, etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Lucida Grande is the default font for the entire OSX interface (i.e. the menubar, icon labels, etc.).
    PWNT!!1 And yes, it's Lucida, not "Lucidia".
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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Lucida Grande is the default font for the entire OSX interface (i.e. the menubar, icon labels, etc.).
    Thanks. I have several faces of it on XP but not Grande and nothing in Linux. I'll give it a try in sans and see how I like it.
    Quote Originally Posted by ruben
    PWNT!!1 And yes, it's Lucida, not "Lucidia".
    Sorry about that



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    Quote Originally Posted by awasson
    Thanks. I have several faces of it on XP but not Grande and nothing in Linux. I'll give it a try in sans and see how I like it.
    http://www.jonmega.com/iceman/stuff/fonts/

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    Thanks Vinnie!

    Just downloaded them.
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    The font I like to read in depends on the site I'm on! For general informative sites I very much prefer Tahoma or Verdana, 0.8em. But when talking blog sites, I prefer Times New Roman - though this all depends on the layout of the blog and stuff. It's hard to explain really..

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    My favorite font and the one I use on most sites I develope is 10pt Verdana. I also like 12pt Arial.

    By default I use Verdana though.

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    11px Trebuchet MS.

    14px HansHand (beautiful, but admittedly not very realistic).

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    11 Tahoma, compact and much readable than Verdana


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