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Newsletters and Other Publications This is where you can really get creative with your font use, but donít overdo it. For article text, keep it all same and readable like a default font. For everything else, you may use up to 10 fonts & sizes; it all depends on mode you need for your your publication. A corporate look will use fewer fonts and a fun look. The question becomes whether or not each heading and each section will have a different font.
Fonts For Your Website Web documents have to be treated differently since object is to make your text look good on screen. Arial & Helvetica have always proven reliable, but Verdana & Tahoma have become very popular in past few years. Times New Roman is a thing of past, and there arenít many other fonts that are good for web development unless theyíre made into graphic files (which slows down your website). But for a little more flexibility, be sure to use a pixel size (px) instead of a pont size (pt).
We could go on and on about how to treat other types of documents when it comes to fonts (and perhaps maybe we will in future articles); but whether youíre working on a research paper, a flyer, business cards, or even a church service program, they all have a basic feeling to be conveyed - and picking appropriate fonts will make sure that you convey right message. So unless you want your next newsletter to look like a property deed, go get some more fonts and pick right fonts for your document.
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