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How Fonts Play an Important Role in Website Designing?

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Fonts play a very decisive role in drawing the visitors to a website along with the design. But, however magnificent a website design may be, if it is not clear in conveying the message then it will adversely affect the traffic to the site as the visitors will not respond positively to the site. Having an awe-inspiring design with awkward letters will simply puzzle the visitors and drive them away. But a smart use of the web fonts will rid you off this trouble.

So, it is always advisable to use only those fonts that are used across the world and supported by all the major browsers because any text written in the fonts other than those compatible with all the browsers are changed or become illegible.

So, What are the Most Common Fonts Used Worldwide?

There are various fonts used around the world but the most common ones are Arial, Times New Roman, Arial Black, Lucida Console, Courier New, Comic Sans, Georgia, Impact, etc. With the release of new typeface Verdana in 1996, it is among the most common fonts used across the globe by the website developers. The greatest advantage of these fonts is that they are supported by most browsers and they also support the computers with very low resolution.Well, basically there are no clear-cut rules regarding the size of the fonts because the viewers can easily change the font size as per their requirements by a relative change in the percentage. Still, it is advisable to use fonts of a medium size as they are easily readable and can easily be found by the viewers as small fonts are hard to read. But still, it all depends upon the font size of the heading and sub-heading that the font size of the text is decided. Many developers prefer to use the small size. So, many a times it depends upon the personal likings of the developers. But the most common font size for text is 10 or 12pts.
How Fonts Play an Important Role in Website Designing? - Image 1
Font Style:

It is a normal practice to select the regular style of fonts for website pages. But you can select the basic styles like the bold, italics, underline, etc. as per your requirements. But it is advisable to use the normal style in the main body text of your web pages. For headings and sub-headings, you can pick the bold style for the extra emphasis and appeal. Some of the main information can be written using the bold style in the main body of web pages. To draw immediate attention of the visitors, important keywords and quotes, slogans, etc. can be written using the italics style. Underlining can sometimes be confusing and can be taken as links and so not advisable to use it while writing for website pages.

Font Type:

Types of fonts play an important role as it should be compatible with all the browsers worldwide. The most widely used font types are the Serif and Sans Serif, Cursive and Fancy and Monospace. Sans Serif fonts are more preferred as they offer certain advantages to others like the best readability in low resolution computers, most comprehensibility, etc. are ideal for modern websites.

Font Colours:

Colors of the fonts are also very important as they catch the immediate attention of the visitors. Use of cool colours invites immediate attention and bright colours can be used to lay emphasis upon something important. Choose the colors according to the purpose of your site.
Thus, the fonts of your website play a very important part in drawing more traffic to your site. It is sometimes good to offer intensified contrast to the readers depending upon the target audience. Therefore, pick the fonts that most suit your purpose.























Fonts play a very decisive role in drawing the visitors to a website along with the design. But, however magnificent a website design may be, if it is not clear in conveying the message then it will adversely affect the traffic to the site as the visitors will not respond positively to the site. Having an awe-inspiring design with awkward letters will simply puzzle the visitors and drive them away. But a smart use of the web fonts will rid you off this trouble.

So, it is always advisable to use only those fonts that are used across the world and supported by all the major browsers because any text written in the fonts other than those compatible with all the browsers are changed or become illegible.

So, What are the Most Common Fonts Used Worldwide?

There are various fonts used around the world but the most common ones are Arial, Times New Roman, Arial Black, Lucida Console, Courier New, Comic Sans, Georgia, Impact, etc. With the release of new typeface Verdana in 1996, it is among the most common fonts used across the globe by the website developers. The greatest advantage of these fonts is that they are supported by most browsers and they also support the computers with very low resolution.
How to Develop Fonts for Your Website?

Font Size:

Well, basically there are no clear-cut rules regarding the size of the fonts because the viewers can easily change the font size as per their requirements by a relative change in the percentage. Still, it is advisable to use fonts of a medium size as they are easily readable and can easily be found by the viewers as small fonts are hard to read. But still, it all depends upon the font size of the heading and sub-heading that the font size of the text is decided. Many developers prefer to use the small size. So, many a times it depends upon the personal likings of the developers. But the most common font size for text is 10 or 12pts.

How Fonts Play an Important Role in Website Designing? - Image 1

Font Style:

It is a normal practice to select the regular style of fonts for website pages. But you can select the basic styles like the bold, italics, underline, etc. as per your requirements. But it is advisable to use the normal style in the main body text of your web pages. For headings and sub-headings, you can pick the bold style for the extra emphasis and appeal. Some of the main information can be written using the bold style in the main body of web pages. To draw immediate attention of the visitors, important keywords and quotes, slogans, etc. can be written using the italics style. Underlining can sometimes be confusing and can be taken as links and so not advisable to use it while writing for website pages.

Font Type:

Types of fonts play an important role as it should be compatible with all the browsers worldwide. The most widely used font types are the Serif and Sans Serif, Cursive and Fancy and Monospace. Sans Serif fonts are more preferred as they offer certain advantages to others like the best readability in low resolution computers, most comprehensibility, etc. are ideal for modern websites.

Font Colours:

Colors of the fonts are also very important as they catch the immediate attention of the visitors. Use of cool colours invites immediate attention and bright colours can be used to lay emphasis upon something important. Choose the colors according to the purpose of your site.
Thus, the fonts of your website play a very important part in drawing more traffic to your site. It is sometimes good to offer intensified contrast to the readers depending upon the target audience. Therefore, pick the fonts that most suit your purpose.

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