Modern Websafe Font Stacks

Websafe fonts are typefaces that are commonly included on computer operating systems.

In the early days of the web there was a small selection of fonts available to use that were common on all computers. So CSS Font Stacks were created.

These are lists of fonts that look similar. By using a collection of fonts you can be more sure that users will see what you intend. The site may not look identical on all computers, but it will be close.

What About Google Fonts?

Google fonts was an amazing tool, and it definitely improved the state of fonts on the web. However it comes with some downsides.

Primarily, it slows down the web. More connections to exeternal servers, more content to download, more content to decipher and render. All these things slow down the process of displaying your website, and in this increasingly mobile world - speed is very important.

Recently there have also been questions about security and privacy. By adding Google Fonts to your site you give a massive corporation a doorway into your website. Perhaps this doesn't concern you, and if so that's your decision, but by using system fonts we remove any possible concerns.

Websafe Font List

Arial Arial, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Arial Black Arial Black, Arial Bold, Gadget, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Arial Narrow Arial Narrow, Arial, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Arial Rounded Arial Rounded MT Bold, Helvetica Rounded, Arial, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Baskerville Baskerville, Baskerville Old Face, Hoefler Text, Garamond, Times New Roman, serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Book Antiqua Book Antiqua, Palatino, Palatino Linotype, Palatino LT STD, Georgia, serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Bookman Bookman, Bookman Old Style, Book Antiqua, Palatino, serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Calibri Calibri, Candara, Segoe, Segoe UI, Optima, Arial, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Cambria Cambria, Georgia, serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Century Gothic Century Gothic, CenturyGothic, AppleGothic, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Copperplate Copperplate Light, Copperplate Gothic Light, serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Comic Sans Comic Sans, Comic Sans MS, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Consolas Consolas, monaco, monospace The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Courier New Courier New, Courier, Lucida Sans Typewriter, Lucida Typewriter, monospace The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Franklin Gothic Franklin Gothic Medium, Franklin Gothic, ITC Franklin Gothic, Arial, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Futura Futura, Trebuchet MS, Arial, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Garamond Garamond, Baskerville, Baskerville Old Face, Hoefler Text, Times New Roman, serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Geneva Geneva, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Georgia Georgia, Times, Times New Roman, serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Gill Sans Gill Sans, Gill Sans MT, Century Gothic, Calibri, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Helvetica Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Hoefler Hoefler Text, Baskerville Old Face, Garamond, Times New Roman, serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Impact Impact, Haettenschweiler, Franklin Gothic Bold, Charcoal, Helvetica Inserat, Bitstream Vera Sans Bold, Arial Black, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Lucida Bright Lucida Bright, Georgia, serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Lucida Grande Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode, Lucida Sans, Geneva, Verdana, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Lucida Console Lucida Console, Lucida Sans Typewriter, monaco, Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, monospace The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Palatino Palatino, Palatino Linotype, Palatino LT STD, Book Antiqua, Georgia, serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

System -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Segoe UI, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Apple Color Emoji, Segoe UI Emoji, Segoe UI Symbol The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

System Monospace SFMono-Regular,Consolas,Liberation Mono,Menlo,Courier,monospace The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Tahoma Tahoma, Verdana, Segoe, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Times New Roman TimesNewRoman, Times New Roman, Times, Baskerville, Georgia, serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Trebuchet Trebuchet MS, Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode, Lucida Sans, Tahoma, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog

Verdana Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog