Generally speaking, your web page typography (text) can be broken into three main components:
Header text is used to denote sections within a written document. The more significant the header, the stronger the visual presence should be. Giving your headers a bit of style will:
Headers should be:
Body text is the text that will make up the majority of your editorial content and should (first and foremost) follow the principals of readability.
Body text (paragraphs) should:
Accent text is usually set apart from the main content that is being read. It is used to call attention away from the body text for a special purpose. It is generally text that is used in:
Accent text should:
OK… I have realized that I just should not use Papyrus anymore. So, what typeface do I use and why should I use it?
When considering a typeface, you should keep in mind the purpose that is it serving. Some factors in your decision may be:
See Also: Choosing a Typeface | Premium Design Works
Lets take a look at some CSS Zen Garden examples:
The most troubling aspect of using type on the web is that the list of usable fonts is both small and unpredictable.
See: Common Fonts for Windows & Mac | Web Design Tips & Tricks
Then See: Web Font Linking | Premium Design Works