What is a good font to use for text on a web site?

landon

Which fonts have proven to be readable as well as look nice on web sites? Further complicating the decision is the need for text to be readable on small displays such as smartphones and tablets, as well as traditional desktop displays. For printed papers I favor Times New Roman, but I don’t find that to work as well for a web site.

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Carla Manini
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Have you tried Google Fonts? You can see the full list of Google Fonts on this page, compare fonts, test with your own sentences, font size etc... You can easily find your font there.

jimlynch
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I like Arial, I think it's very easy and comfortable to read.

owen
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Both Verdana and Georgia were created specifically to be readable on computer displays, so I would suggest trying them out. Arial is ok too, I suppose.  

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