Default Fonts by Browser

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March 17, 2009 at 02:49:46
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I am in the process of developing a website. In order to try to get it to look uniform, I'm looking for a list of default fonts used by various browsers and Operating Systems. Is there such a reference list on the Internet?

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March 17, 2009 at 08:58:52
Hi, if you don't have any starter fonts to work with your site, I'd suggest that you look at the font list on MS Word. Just open or start a .doc, and you can scroll through the list of common fonts names to familiarize yourself with the font families. You can also research fonts used on public sites by viewing the available source code, but this approach is more time-consuming and not efficient.

When you have decided what font to use, here's a tip: The best way to create a uniform-looking website is to utilize CSS files (Cascading Style Sheets) when creating your site. Basically this is a style sheet definition file where you can define universally for each web page that you create what fonts with what attributes to use. So if you wanted to change a font or attribute, you could do so globally on the .css file instead of changing every single web page individually.

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