Dear Designers and Developers of the Interweb,
I have a request. As a user of Windows Vista, I would like to ask all of you web designers and developers out there to please add Windows Vista fonts to your stylesheets. My reason for asking this is, well, because I didn't upgrade to Windows Vista to stare at the same ugly set of Windows fonts I've had to endure for years. I hate Arial, Verdana, Trebuchet, Courier New, and Times New Roman, and Georgia isn't too hot either. Bill Gates must share my opinion, because he made sure that Windows Vista came with a replacement for each one of those classics, and as far as I'm concerned the new Windows Vista fonts are far better designed than their predecessors.
So I'm hoping that by sharing this PDF document with you, in which I compare the new Vista fonts to typical fonts I have used in the past for Windows users, you might consider updating your current stylesheets with these new fonts, or at least using these fonts in stylesheets you create in the future.
You are free to share this PDF with your designer and developer friends; in fact, I would appreciate it. If you would like some nice examples of the new Windows Vista fonts, you could also read this article at Poynter Online:
Finally, I have included some examples of
font-family declarations which I would typically use in my stylesheets, which you might find useful.
Thanks in advance for improving my typographical experience.
Sincerely, Christian Montoya Web User
Enclosed: font-family examples
Helvetica, Calibri, Arial, sans-serif Corbel, Verdana, "Bitstream Vera Sans", sans-serif Candara, "Trebuchet MS", Trebuchet, sans-serif Cambria, "Times New Roman", Times, serif Constantia, "Palatino Linotype", Palatino, Georgia, serif Consolas, "Bitstream Vera Sans Mono", "Courier New", Courier, monospace
P.S.: Matt Thomas explains how you can download Windows Vista fonts for free, legally. Join in on the fun, Mac/Linux users!