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From: Michael Fawcett (michael.fawcett_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-01 13:00:22

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> The standard specifies that the font-family is a preference list. Hence
> the first font found is used. In the above the "Times New Roman" is a
> Windows font. On other platforms it should select whatever your
> preferred "serif" font is. The font choice is intentional in that first
> the times-new-roman is the best displaying built-in serif font on
> Windows, hence it will show nicely on peoples screens. Second serif is
> used in the heading since they are easier to read, and the larger size
> makes them possible, without going overboard with bold or other
> enhancements.

Honestly the serif fonts are hard to read at smaller resolutions and
IMHO visually unappealing at any resolution, except when printed. A
quick Google search shows that web style guides pretty uniformly

Web pages:
sans-serif font for headlines
sans-serif or serif font for body text

Web pages meant to be printed (e.g. recipes):
sans-serif font for headlines
serif font for body text

--Michael Fawcett

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