- Site that only use "Times New Roman".
A comment on this... there are times when a customer prefers Times New Roman, it`s not always just the default. I have one customer who wanted a serif font for his site... this is a USA thing, though, because we are brought up reading schoolbooks printed in a serif font. From what I understand, however, from many foreign (to the USA) contacts who were brought up abroad, the fonts people are used to everywhere else are sans-serif (like Arial, Helvetica, Verdana), so most folks find those easier to read.
Something else to keep in mind...Most browsers default to Times New Roman, so when you see that font it may be specified, OR the font that was specified was not on your computer. This happens a lot with inexperienced or amateur web designers, who will specifiy fonts like Comic Sans or Tahoma. Sure, it looks okay on their computer because their computer has that font installed. But it comes out as Times New Roman for anyone who doesn`t have that font installed.
There are only 4 fonts that one can pretty much count on for being on the user`s computer, and these are the four fonts from which one can choose to create a web page`s text: Arial, Times New Roman, Helvetica, and Verdana. Verdana was originally designed for the web, designed to be legible on screens even when it`s small, so in many ways it`s a desirable font to use, but it also has a less formal look, which does not go as well with some sites. That`s when Arial steps in.
What folks (who design sites) need to remember is that the only way one views a web page is if everything on that page--all images and content and all linked files--is downloaded onto one`s computer--that`s what web browser caches are for, a place to store all those pieces. Fonts are *not* downloaded--you have to have them installed already, or you don`t see them. So any fonts used that are not one of those four above, need to be made into graphics if you really want to use them. Needless to say, this means that you`re going to have to pick one of the four "horsemen"--Arial, Times New Roman, Helvetica, or Verdana--for your main content.
I expect that this will one day change again, but for now that`s how it is.