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    Arial
    Verdana
    Tahoma
    Trebuchet MS
    Georgia
    Times new Roman

    Are there any others? and also, which do you prefer? (obviously you use different fonts for different styles, but which do you enjoy reading the most...)

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    Lucida Grande and Lucida Sans Monocode are pretty widespread, so are the oldies but goodies like Courier New and Century Gothic.

    I prefer Lucida Grande and Avenir for readability with new systems... it just looks so damn good anti-aliased.
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    It's not one of my favourites, but I think Tahoma should be on the list too. Verdana is my first pick, especially in smaller font sizes and 1.5-2X line spacing.
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    Brak, I dont seem to have Lucida Grande on my PC??? Is it a Mac font? where on the web have you seen it used?

    Avenir is a font I havent even heard of!!

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    Hey

    Try this page: http://www.jonmega.com/iceman/stuff/fonts/ .

    I've never heard of Avenir either...
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    Avenir and Lucida Grande are 'better' sans-serif fonts. Avenir most people won't have, but for those saavy designers out there, it's nice. And yes, Lucida Grande is a mac font that comes standard. I almost always put it first on the list instead of using arial/verdana. It's a beatiful body-text font.
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    Thanks for the info Brak. Since I dont have Avenir, I wont be able to see it if you design a site with it. Is that correct? unless obviously you use SIFR. - Or is there a way of "attaching" the font to the page?

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    You can embed fonts to attach them, which involves the font being downloaded and applied to the page automatically. I don't know if anyone uses this technique anymore - I don't think I would.


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