made these QuickView charts for my own HTML-scripting reference
due to the many technical variables involved in using fonts with the
<FONT FACE> tag in Web pages. I've put them on the Web
as a helpful guide showing what some of the font options are and how they
display (when you have the font installed), providing HTML that
works on supporting browsers and also giving links to developers from where
you can obtain the highlighted fonts. When you have the fonts installed,
the QuickViews become an invaluable aid to selecting a face that best fits
the appearance you're aiming to achieve, plus appropriate alternates --
or so it's been for me, and my hope is that you will find it equally helpful
for your needs.
Minimum You Must Have
What makes them "web fonts"? Each typeface has a full family (normal, italic, italic bold, bold) and the face proportions are visibly easier to view at the standard (12 pt.) Web sizing. Additionally, the fonts have been optimized for screen use at least down to 8 pt. and are offered in both Windows and Macintosh formats. Another important element: they are being made available as freeware.
!! August 14, 2002 - Microsoft Withdraws Free Web Fonts !!
offering Geometric SlabSerif for the web
* QuickView Guide 1
featuring the professional core Web Fonts
My own web fonts selection includes typefaces of full families, proportioned for the web and optimized for the screen, available for both Windows and Macintosh. I began making my own fonts for the web to increase the variety of page appearances. If you're looking for something beyond the usual serif and sans-serif, you'll find them here.
offering several fonts in four general categories. The "Dreamers"category are especially multi-purposeful on the web.
QuickView Guide 2
|Tips and Tricks for Selecting Fonts for the
Some items to consider before you begin adding the <FONT FACE> tag to your pages for fonts that aren't designed for the web.
Tech & Troubleshooting
How to add your fonts and alternates and what to look for if the font you've tried to add isn't displaying correctly in your browser checks.
Webfonts: Latest industry news
Dreamfonts: Web Fonts Reference is a portion
Marking up the WorldWide Web since 1995.