How to choose a font for a website that is readable,usable,authority ?
Verdana is for me the most readable font. And I think serif fonts are very hard to read on screen...
This is cool:
find a site with font you like
take a screenshot of it and submit it to this: http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
it will try to tell you what font it is.
look it up on a font website and use it.
Remember to add line-height. It turns horrible looking text into much more readable and better looking text. Whitespace FTW
You generally are best off using "Serif" and "Sans-Serif", which lets the operating system pick the user's (and probably best) font.
Creating the typography for a website is part of the web design process. I recommend hiring a professional web designer to design your site for you.
A few comments, echoed by other comments:
- "Readable" is subjective, and depends largely on the available equipment of your target market
- "Usable" is dependent on the OS and browser in use by your target market
- "Authority" is... wait, what? ;)
My suggestion: consider the fonts most readily available to the majority of operating systems, and the majority of browsers, and ensure your CSS/HTML allows for them, in order of preference. Design around that.
Check out the site. Its quite kool for your font selection. gives detail idea with comparisions: