Creating a Flash Website
Having gone through deciding upon the images to use when I create my Flash Website I now have an importnt decision to make regarding the fonts that I will use throughout the site.
When building any website one of the most important factors to consider is the style of the typeface you will use. The reason for this is that different fonts will look different on different backgrounds and in different browsers. What may look good in Internet Explorer may not look so good in Firefox. Where there is little contrast between background.
It is also necessary to think of your readers, not all have perfect eyesight, hence we also need to consider the size of the font we are about to use. Fonts that look good on printed matter, like the Times New Roman font with its curly ends, serif, – T -, are not easy to read on the www.
Also, where there is little contrast between background and the typeface readers find it difficult to read.
Sans Serif Fonts
Fonts without the serif, sans serif fonts, are more clear when used in text. If we do not specify a font to be used in our design then the default font on your computer is used. This could of course spoil your design by making line breaks in the wrong places or due to the increase in size look totally out of proportion in the design.
Choosing my Font
There are numerous fonts to choose from, but the font I choose must not only display well when used in large type but also when used in plain text in the content, around 12pt in size. Heading 1 and heading 2 must also be considered as these are the most commonly used. Selecting a font may therefore take time to test and re-test.