When I design a web page, I rarely give very much thought to the fonts. My working assumption has always been that it’s best to just pick one of the half-dozen web-safe fonts and then move on to other design considerations. Usually I choose a sans-serif (Arial or Verdana) for most of a page’s text, because I think all the serifs on fonts like Times New Roman create too much visual noise.
But recently I’ve given more thought to braving the wild world outside of the standard web-safe fonts. This is possible thanks to the CSS construct @font-face, which recent browser versions have become better at supporting. Read more