Typography on the web is limited
Times Roman and Courier are standard options. To get courier (fixed size font) use <tt> or <pre> tags.
HTML allows you to specify others by using the "FACE=" element of the <font> tag. This text
has been marked up as type face "Comic Sans MS".
Type style options
Seven relative type sizes. Text color options include <FONT COLOR=#RRGGBB> to set the color of a block of
text or <BODY TEXT=#RRGGBB> to set color for all text on the page. Also bold and italic styles (using physical or logical HTML).
The <BODY> tag also includes attributes that control the color of hypertext links.
To view type size options:
typoGRAPHIC – site on typography:
No control of leading (space between lines) or tracking (space between letters)
Use graphics for text (sparingly)
Use graphics for text when you want to go beyond browser limitations on typography.
Include typographical style in your Style Guide
Remember browser and system differences
The browser being used and the fonts available to the microcomputer ultimately determine what will display.
Also, screen resolution will affect the relative type size of displaying text.