How to use screen friendly fonts

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.

Do’s

  • 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’ts

  • 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.

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