Which type of font takes up more space on the page?

No need to stealthily widen the margins, add extra spaces after periods, or make the punctuation a bigger font size. This new font just makes things take up more space on the page

This could actually save you a lot of work. To end up with a 15-page, single-spaced Word doc in 12-point font, you could type about 850 words LESS with this font than you would while using traditional Times New Roman.** That’s a lot more time for checking Instagram instead of doing boring school work!


Potra Free Space Display Typeface

Designed by Alejo Bergmann, Potra is an all-caps display font that will add ornamental decor to your space-themed projects. It works on both Mac and PC and can be used for free for both personal and commercial projects. How amazing is that now?

Space Surfer Free Geometric Space Font

Create something totally magical with Space Surfer, a bold, modern display font that can be easily customized to your liking. It’s available for free download and is great for both print or digital artworks.

Is Arial a Roman font?

Consider the following characters. The first is set in Georgia, a lovely serif font. Times New Roman is a commonly used serif font. Arial is a commonly used sans-serif font.

How do you extend an essay?

7 Tricks to Lengthen an Essay and Get an a

  • Divide into Paragraphs. If you have some super huge paragraphs in your paper, then you should divide them into more than one paragraph.
  • Include Long Quotes.
  • Avoid Acronyms.
  • Add to the End.
  • Extend Your Heading.
  • Write out Numbers.
  • Elaborate.

What are the best fonts to use?

They appear in order of popularity.

  1. Helvetica. Helvetica remains the world’s most popular font.
  2. Calibri. The runner up on our list is also a sans serif font.
  3. Futura. Our next example is another classic sans serif font.
  4. Garamond. Garamond is the first serif font on our list.
  5. Times New Roman.
  6. Arial.
  7. Cambria.
  8. Verdana.

What Are the Best Resume Fonts?

What kinds of fonts fit both these considerations? Put simply, the classics: the fonts that come standard across a range of programs and aren’t overly flashy or designed. These fonts became standard because they’re easy on human eyes, and since they’re standard, ATSs are programmed to read them.

Here are the best fonts according to our experts:

  • Arial
  • Cambria
  • Calibri
  • Garamond
  • Georgia
  • Helvetica
  • Times New Roman
  • Veranda

Arial is the font most commonly recommended by our experts. Times New Roman was the go-to font for so long that some of our experts now say it appears dated, but it’s still a safe choice in terms of readability.

2. Which Typeface Is Most Popular?

Surprisingly, despite the growing popularity of font replacement techniques and growing availability of new pre-installed fonts (e.g. Windows Vista and Mac fonts), designs in our study mainly used the traditional, core Web fonts, the only exceptions being Lucida Grande (which comes installed only on Macs), Helvetica and Baskerville.

As one would expect, Arial, Georgia and Verdana ar

As one would expect, Arial, Georgia and Verdana are used for the majority of body copy today. In our study, around 80% of websites used one of these three fonts. For the remaining 20%, designers’ favorite Helvetica is a popular choice, as is Lucida Grande.

With options such as Verdana and Arial available as fall-backs, a designer really has no reason not to specify other non-standard fonts to achieve the best effect. You can learn more about advanced CSS font stacks in Nathan Ford’s article Better CSS Font Stacks and CodeStyle’s Build Better CSS Font Stacks.

Jon Tan used serif typeface Baskerville for headlines and serif typeface Georgia for body copy.

Verdana is used minimally for headlines. Only 10 websites use it for body copy to begin with, and only four use it for headlines. The main reason is that Verdana puts a lot of spacing between letters, which makes it not as tidy to read at a large size. If you are going to use it for headlines, you may want to take advantage of the CSS letter-spacing property. Georgia and Arial are most popular fonts for headings.

Finally, we note that “alternative” fonts are used much more for headlines than for body copy. Designers seem more willing to experiment with their headings than with the main body. If you want to bring some typographic variation into your next design, headings may be the easiest place to start.

6. Optimal Line Height For Body Copy

Leading (or line height) will always depend on your chosen font size and measure (or line length). In general, the longer the measure, the longer the leading should be. Therefore, presenting a chart of the most popular choices for leading in pixels wouldn’t make sense here. More appropriate would be for you to use a relative unit, such as an em or percentage value, that determines the relation between leading and measure and between leading and font size.

According to our study:

  • line height (pixels) ÷ body copy font size (pixels) = 1.48. Note that 1.5 is a value that is commonly recommended in classic typographic books, so our study backs up this rule of thumb. Very few websites use anything less than that. The number of websites that go above 1.48 decreases as you get further from this value.
  • line length (pixels) ÷ line height (pixels) = 27.8. The average line length is 538.64 pixels (excluding margins and paddings) which is pretty large, considering that many websites still use 12 to 13 pixels for their body copy font size.
  • space between paragraphs (pixels) ÷ line height (pixels) = 0.754. We were surprised by this result. It turns out that paragraph spacing (i.e. the space between the last line of one paragraph and the first line of the next) rarely equals the leading (which would be the main characteristic of perfect vertical rhythm). More often, paragraph spacing is just 75% of the paragraph leading. The reason may be that leading usually includes the space taken up by descenders, and because most characters do not have descenders, additional white space is created under the line.

AIGA is a perfect example of optimal leading. Its font size is 13.21 pixels (converted from ems) and its line height is 19.833 pixels (conversion from ems). In fact, 19.8333 ÷ 13.2167 = 1.5011.

So, once you have decided on your body copy font size, multiplying this value by 1.5 will give you the optimal line height. Once you’ve got that, you can multiply this new value by 27.8 to get your optimal line length. Note that the layout will also need gutters, margins and padding to let the body copy breathe.

The New Scientist has 20 pixels of spacing between

The New Scientist has 20 pixels of spacing between paragraphs.

What Kinds of Fonts Should You Stay Away From?

Now that you have a sense of the classic fonts and basic considerations, you should also know there are a few things you should avoid:

  • Heavily stylized fonts: “Although pretty and design-oriented, stay away from heavily stylized fonts like modern cursive fonts,” since ATSs can’t read them, Yurovsky says, and humans might have trouble, too.
  • Narrow, condensed, or light fonts or versions of fonts: These fonts can be harder on human eyes, especially when you’re reading on a screen.
  • Non-standard, downloaded, or custom fonts: Fonts that aren’t standard to most operating systems may be converted inaccurately by an ATS, says Muse career coach Tina Wascovich.
  • Gimmick fonts: Your resume is a professional document, so your font choice should also be professional. Stay away from fonts like Comic Sans, Papyrus, and, of course, Wingdings.

To download the font, go here

*BuzzFeed News does not actually endorse cheating on your school assignments. Do your work, kids — you’re paying for that education!

**BuzzFeed News takes no responsibility if you are dumb enough to try this and your teacher catches you and flunks you.


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