4.2 Web Typefaces
When creating for the Web, designers should use the Web versions of the typefaces Janson (serif) and Proxima Nova (sans-serif). Proxima Nova was chosen as the Web-only alternative to Gotham because it can be self-hosted, which increases site performance and efficiency.
Please note that a Web version of Gotham is available and is acceptable to use in place of Proxima Nova, but the two should not be used together.
- In general, when using the two main typefaces together on the Web, use Proxima Nova for body copy and Janson for display copy and other typographic accents.
- You don't have to use both font families. If you only use one, Proxima Nova is preferred because of its legibility.
- The suggested font size for body copy is at least 16 pixels.