faceattribute in the
fontelement. Theoretically, you can use any font that you have installed on your computer (if you are using Windows, you can see which fonts you have installed on your computer by browsing through your Fonts folder which is typically located at
This is Arial.(For Mac users: The equivalent of Arial is 'Helvetica' and the equivalent of Times New Roman is 'Times'.)
This is Verdana.
This is Courier New.
This is Times New Roman.
This is Comic Sans MS.
size=3attribute. The type of font face you use will largely depend on the style of your web page and what level of professionalism you wish to convey. For a traditional or scholarly look, use Times New Roman. For a modern look, use Arial or Verdana. For an informal look, use Comic Sans MS. You should also bear in mind that different sizes affect the readability of different fonts. For example, several paragraphs of text using Arial rendered at size 2 may be perfectly readable but several paragraphs of text using Times New Roman rendered at size 2 may become tiresome.
font nameequals the name of any official font.
<fontThis text will be displayed using Times New Roman.
face="times new roman">
</font>end tag terminates your formatting instructions at which point you can declare a new set of
<font>...</font>tags to display the text that follows in a different style.
face="times new roman">Here is some text using Times New Roman font face... </font>
face="arial">Here is some text using Arial font face...
<font>...</font>tags meaning that you place one set within the other. This has the effect of beginning one
fontdeclaration and then, before it terminates, a new or second
fontdeclaration begins. When the second
fontdeclaration terminates with its
</font>end tag then your text returns to the original
fontdeclaration. In this manner your visible text 'inherits' font styles from all previous
fontattribute declarations (including size and color) until the associated
</font>end tag terminates the declaration.
<font face="times new roman">This text is Times New Roman
<font face="arial">while this text uses Arial until the end tag is encountered
</font>...and now the text returns to Times New Roman.</font>
Your computer will attempt to display this visible text using first the Arial font and then, if this is not available, using Helvetica. If neither Arial nor Helvetica is available then the computer will resort to the final choice, sans-serif.</font>
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