Fonts: serif and sans-serif

I was asked today about the difference between sans-serif and serif fonts, and if it is possible to convert one into the other.

This article gives a lot of information about fonts and is a great starting point.


These fonts below are considered ‘web safe’ – i.e. they will work on the vast majority of computers and devices without looking weird.  As you can see, some are serif, and some are san’s serif.

web safe fonts

A font is either generally either serif or sans-serif, you can’t just flick a switch to change it from one to another.


Mixing the two is generally not a great idea – it makes the website look messy. Choose one or two, and stick with them through your site.

Also in eChic Blog - building your business

Safe Journey Foods
Safe Journey Foods

"The fantastic team at really know their craft! They don't just build and design websites, but they really understand the needs, concerns and challenges that the small business owner has; whether they are just starting out or they are seasoned entrepreneurs.

Kim and her team, and a special shout out to Tina and Nicole, have worked on two websites for me now, and both times I hade always felt I was in safe and competent hands. They clearly explained everything during the project, and as a non-techie person I never felt I was talked down or any comments dismissed.

I wholeheartedly recommend eChic for all your eCommerce website needs . They are very approachable and offered me great value for my websites."

Andrea Njoku-Tade

Read More
Vice Press are impressed
Vice Press are impressed

"The team and eChic were very helpful and were on hand to sort out any
issues, questions and queries we had. I will definitely use them again."


Read More
Essential Oils and Soap are thrilled
Essential Oils and Soap are thrilled

"I am thrilled with the new site and a couple of customers have already commented on how lovely it looks.

I had fabulous support from your team all the way who were patient with my inadequacies.

Everyone listened to what I wanted and implemented my requests.

The process was good and streamlined."


Read More