What are you using to build webpages? Are you doing it in just a word processing program like notepad, or at the other extreme, something like Dreamweaver? Dreamweaver allows you to specify a group of fonts as a chosen font, and I **think** this is done because if a person's computer doesn't have the first specified font, it will look for the next one in the list, although I am not sure how I arrived at this explanation. Some web developers think it is easier to read a sans serif font on a computer screen, where serif fonts are better in print, because the resolution is better. I am not sure if this still holds. I still use sans serif fonts for the majority of text on web pages. But newer computer monitors have such amazing resolution, maybe it doesn't matter any more. Just my 2 cents! Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of James Warfield Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 7:40 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] fonts. I am new at building websites and am confused about fonts. Is Ariel a specific font or a group of fonts? Sans serif? Veranda? Please help -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !