When creating a webpage, a designer has to decide on fonts to use. The fonts can be different for the headlines, body, and captions or smaller text. Lynch & Horton (2001) recommend considering the following factors:
Do not use peculiar or hard to read fonts. If a font is peculiar, it may be unreadable by a viewers browser. In such a case, the browser may adopt a default font that can interrupt with the intended style of the page. If a font is hard to read, then viewers will find the information difficult to digest. In this case, the page will become useless to a viwer.
Good fonts that appear well on the computer screen are Georgia and Verdana. It is suggested that designers use these two fonts or similar common fonts that appear well on a screen.