I know Arial and Verdana are quite different, but I like both of them and so I put both of them in. I didn't design my layout strigently enough that one looks better or worse than the other.
You're probably right that I shouldn't have those other fonts that I've never or rarely seen. I can't remember why I put them in there, though it might have been because my HTML book recommended it. Of course, HTML is different from CSS.
I think I might be changing it to
once I next upload my website. (Courier New is nice, because the default monospace font on many Windows web browsers is Courier, which doesn't look very nice at all, not being a truetype font.)
font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;
font-family: 'Courier New', monospace;
 Might want to have a look at this page. http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/de...ble_fonts.php3
Not only does it use "Arial, Verdana, Sans-serif", it also recommends the following fonts:
Don't ask me why, I'm not a font expert . . . I expect that's the kind of thing I read in the first place when I made the initial version of my website.
The Sans-serif family
Arial, Verdana, Geneva, Helvetica, sans-serif
The Serif family
Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif
The Monospace family
Courier New, Courier, monospace
Any other thoughts? Perhaps some browsers ignore "sans-serif", so you have to specify a specific name for them? . . . . [/edit]