Web Development
Web Developer Guidelines
Visual Design Recommendations

Checkpoint 7.4 - Core

Font family is set to Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif

DEECD Requirement

DEECD Guideline

Font families and sizes need to be carefully chosen to allow adequate readability of the web page content. Some fonts do not display well on a display screen, especially at different screen resolutions and where words are italicized. Font families and sizes also help provide a consistent branding and user experience.


The default font family to be used for Departmental web sites is Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif.

Checking Tool

View the source code of the CSS stylesheet to find what the font attributes have been set to.

  • Internet Explorer - AIS toolbar: Source > View Source
  • Firefox - Web Developer's Toolbar: View Source > View Source

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