We all have some favorite fonts, but when it comes to cross-platform design, we have to choose our fonts carefully. So I made a huge list of font stacks that suit really good. Make sure you add this list to your favorites.

Sans-serif Fonts

Arial, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica

font-family: Arial, "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, sans-serif;

Calibri, Candara, Segoe

font-family: Calibri, Candara, Segoe, "Segoe UI", Optima, Arial, sans-serif;

Candara, Calibri, Segoe

font-family: Candara, Calibri, Segoe, "Segoe UI", Optima, Arial, sans-serif;

Franklin Gothic Medium, Arial

font-family: 'Franklin Gothic Medium', Arial, sans-serif;

Futura, Trebuchet MS, Arial

font-family: Futura, "Trebuchet MS", Arial, sans-serif;

Geneva, Tahoma, Verdana

font-family: Geneva, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif;

Gill Sans, Gill Sans MT, Calibri

font-family: "Gill Sans", "Gill Sans MT", Calibri, sans-serif;

Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans, Geneva

font-family: "Lucida Grande", "Lucida Sans Unicode", "Lucida Sans", Geneva, Verdana, sans-serif;

Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial

font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;

Optima, Segoe, Candara, Calibri

font-family: Optima, Segoe, "Segoe UI", Candara, Calibri, Arial, sans-serif;

Segoe UI, Segoe, Tahoma, Geneva

font-family: "Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;

Tahoma, Geneva, Verdana

font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, Verdana, sans-serif;

Trebuchet MS, Lucida Grande, Tahoma

font-family: "Trebuchet MS", "Lucida Grande", "Lucida Sans Unicode", "Lucida Sans", Tahoma, sans-serif;

Verdana, Geneva

font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;

Serif Fonts

Baskerville, Hoefler, Garamond

font-family: Baskerville, "Baskerville old face", "Hoefler Text", Garamond, "Times New Roman", serif;

Big Caslon, Book Antiqua, Palatino Linotype

font-family: "Big Caslon", "Book Antiqua", "Palatino Linotype", Georgia, serif;

Bodoni MT, Didot, Hoefler Text

font-family: "Bodoni MT", Didot, "Didot LT STD", "Hoefler Text", Garamond, "Times New Roman", serif;

Book Antiqua, Palatino, Georgia

font-family: "Book Antiqua", Palatino, "Palatino Linotype", "Palatino LT STD", Georgia, serif;

Cambria, Georgia

font-family: Cambria, Georgia, serif;

Constantia, Palatino, Georgia

font-family: Constantia, Palatino, "Palatino Linotype", "Palatino LT STD", Georgia, serif;

Didot, Hoefler Text, Garamond

font-family: Didot, "Didot LT STD", "Hoefler Text", Garamond, "Times New Roman", serif;

Garamond, Baskerville, Hoefler Text

font-family: Garamond, Baskerville, "Baskerville Old Face", "Hoefler Text", "Times New Roman", serif;

Georgia, Cambria, Times New Roman

font-family: Georgia, Cambria, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;

Goudy Old Style, Garamond, Big Caslon

font-family: "Goudy Old Style", Garamond, "Big Caslon", "Times New Roman", serif;

Hoefler Text, Baskerville old face, Garamond

font-family: "Hoefler Text", "Baskerville old face", Garamond, "Times New Roman", serif;

Lucida Bright, Georgia

font-family: "Lucida Bright", Georgia, serif;

Palatino, Book Antiqua, Georgia

font-family: Palatino, "Palatino Linotype", "Palatino LT STD", "Book Antiqua", Georgia, serif;

Font stacks of the Giants

If you need some inspiration about choosing your deck, here is a list of font-families used by the web giants.

facebook – Lucida Grande/Tahoma

font-family: "Lucida Grande", Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;

twitter – Helvetica Neue/Arial

font-family: font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Arial,sans-serif;

flickr – Arial/Helvetica

font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;

WordPress.org – sans-serif

font-family: sans-serif;


Typography is a great design element. If you use it well, it will surely pay you back. So, make sure you have the right order for your fonts.