Whenever a new website design is planned, there will be debates about colors, images, and layout, but one aspect of a web design is often given little thought. We are talking about the fonts used within the website, which is the type, size, and style of the text.
Many websites are created with little thought about fonts, so the finished website might not perform as hoped. The argument could be made that it is what the text or content has to say within a most important website, and that is true to an extent, but choosing the most suitable font for your audience can also be highly beneficial.
If you are planning or designing a new website, to help you better understand what fonts are available and what websites they might be most suited to, we will outline the seven main font types and highlight some of the most popular fonts.
This is a classic font type and one which is used on a huge number of websites. You can identify a serif font as the characters, be they letters or numbers, all with small embellishments, such as a stroke or a line. Serif fonts can be used on just about every type of website, although they are especially suited to those in business, news, and technology niches. Standard serif fonts are Times New Roman, Garamond, and Georgia.