Font family's can be divided into two groups: serif and san serif. A san serif font does not include the small lines at the end of characters, while a serif font does include these small lines. When choosing which kind you prefer, remember that studies have shown that sans serif fonts are much easier to read on a computer monitor as opposed to a serif font.

Value Description
font-name Any font name will work, but be sure you choose a popular font that is web safe. i.e. arial, verdana, serif, and san-serif.


h4 { font-family: sans-serif; }
h5 { font-family: serif; }
h6 { font-family: arial; }


This is a header with sans-serif font

This is a header with a serif font
This is a header with an arial font