Why can't I use those cool fonts I saw on the internet?
When you are fairly new to the
world of web design, it can actually be quite frustrating to understand what "web safe fonts"
really are. Web safe fonts are basically the most popular fonts used by web designers and most
commonly available fonts on computers around the world.
If you download a really cool but rare font from your favorite website and
decide to use it for all your main headings for example, you should be aware that unfortunately not
everybody will be able to view your masterpiece the way you created it.
In others words, if people who visit your website do not have the fonts
you used to design it on their computers, they will not be able to see those particular fonts on their
screens. Instead, their browsers will replace them with some other fonts that are already installed on
To make your life easier, I recommend that you stick to the most common
fonts so that everyone visiting your website can see it exactly the way you want it to be seen and it
will rank better in search engines like Google.
However you can use whatever font you choose for your logos and other
website design elements just as long as you use them as part of an image. For example on a clickable
logo or banner designed on