General Font Info
Choosing fonts for the web can be frustrating, especially for those who are used to print media, since there are so few choices. A browser can only use fonts which are installed on a user’s device (or are embeddable).
Few fonts are commonly installed on every browser and many fonts don’t look good on digital display screens. Designers are therefore limited to a paltry few common fonts.
Since our sites are template-driven, you are not able to change the built-in fonts used on your site. Before requesting a font change, please see if there is another template that's more your style.
To view available design options, see this FAQ:
View Samples of FASO Templates
To try a different template, follow the steps in this FAQ:
How do I change the template on my site?
However due to the way our mobile-responsive templates are designed, if you want extensive font changes, it will be billable custom work.
Please review this FAQ:
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Web-Safe Fonts - SANS SERIF vs SERIF
Keep in mind that it's best to stick with common fonts on the web because if your site visitor does not have the font installed in their web browser, your site may not display properly; the font displayed will be a default font selected by the user's browser.
Check out this resource:
30 Gorgeous Web Safe Fonts To Use With CSS
Serif is a small decorative line. Serif is a bit 'friendlier' looking, whereas Sans Serif is plainer, easier to read. It's a matter of your personal style.
Copperplate Gothic Light - has aspects of both serif and sans serif
SANS SERIF Web-Safe Fonts
- Andale Mono
- Arial Black
- Century Gothic
- Comic Sans MS (not a well-respected font)
- Copperplate Gothic Light
- Gill Sans
- Lucida Console
- Trebuchet MS
SERIF Web-Safe Fonts
- Book Antiqua
- Copperplate Gothic Light
- Palatino Linotype
- Times New Roman
It is possible to have a non-web-safe font embedded. See Embedded Fonts for more info.
For example, our Enso template uses Cantarell which is not a web-safe font. However since the font is embedded in the design, it will display correctly on all browsers.
It is possible to specify embeddable (downloadable) fonts: i.e., fonts that will be temporarily downloaded to the browser so that a page may use fonts which are not installed.
It is important to note that anything other than a web-safe font will have to be imported and will be an extra charge.
It's $25 to import a font and $25 to change fonts site wide for a total of $50.
Change Fonts in FSM (not recommended)
In any text editing screen, you can change fonts by clicking on Full Screen Mode (bottom edge of text box area), if you have enabled font selection in FASO Labs.
Enable Fonts in Full Screen Mode
NOTE: We highly recommend having us make changes using CSS code. CSS is widely accepted by all internet browsers, including mobile.
Having us add CSS changes the default font in all text areas, bringing continuity to your site and making future edits go much more smoothly. Font changes made by our custom staff also assures your website views properly on all platforms (mobile devices and desktop).
Font style edits made from the FSM editor can cause a conflict with coding, yielding unpredictable and frequently frustrating results.