A few typefaces were designed especially for screen display. They are easier to read on the screen, also in small point sizes or with characters such as bold and italic.
- Use only two different typefaces on a page.
- Pair a sans-serif font such as Verdana for headings with a serif font such as Georgia for body text.
- Make sure the fonts are very different from each other.
- Use italics sparingly.
- Use bold for section subheads.
- Don’t set large blocks of text in bold.
- Don’t write in capitals.
- Don’t underline text if it’s not a link.
- Don’t colour text inside a text block if it’s not a link.