CSS and Fonts
Typography is crucial for the development of a website. With the advent of the internet fonts were basically kept simple. Times New Roman basic fonts throughout everything. However now that CSS has been introduced and is widely integrated into almost every single website out there customization has grown exponentially over the years. Everything about a site can be changed from the font type to the background color of a web page. CSS has revolutionized web design so picking elements for your web page is crucial.
Typography from a web design stand point is one of the most crucial elements to get viewers to your website and keep them there. The font must be appealing and easy to read. You have to choose a font that relates to your website. Comic Sans MS is not recommended for a professional website. And as such a very professional font that is used for documents and such shouldn’t be used for a flash gaming website. You have to find the right balance. Just about everyone should avoid using Times New Roman online as it can show you didn’t put as much effort into your site as you could have because you just left it default. Also Times New Roman isn’t usually the most appealing font to use.
Ultimately it is up to you, the designer, to make the final decision on your websites looks. It always helps to identify the target audience of your website, who you are aiming at and trying to get to use your website. You have to appeal to them over others because you want them there.
The development of CSS takes a huge step in web design allowing customization of practically every aspect about your site. And with such power you must exercise the greatest responsibility. So choosing the correct font to use should definitely be on your to-do list.