Verdana vs. Tahoma - which font is better?

AlmightyGreg

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I am select a common for whole my website, as I have seen on some websites, they are using Verdana font. Should I use this font or Tahoma instead? which font is better?
 

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I like both of these fonts myself personally and think that either would make a good choice to use for your site, so I would just use the one that you like best.
 

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If you are using smaller sized text then Verdana would be the better choice between these two as it's much easier to read at the smaller sizes. If you are not using small text sizes then you can use whichever you like the looks of best.
 

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If you are using smaller sized text then Verdana would be the better choice between these two as it's much easier to read at the smaller sizes.
I suppose that you are right on this point because Verdana font will give text higher than Tahoma font, that's why it looks better with smaller sized text when using Verdana.
 

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Most sites use Verdana font, I think other choices won't be better.
 

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Verdana or Tahoma is pretty common on websites but I don't really like using them to read text.
I like font face that from cnn.com, but I don't know where to get this font. I have do a searching on their site and they are using this font

Code:
.zn-body__paragraph
{
  margin-bottom: 15px;
  font-family: CNN,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Arial,Utkal,sans-serif;
  font-weight: 300;
  font-size: 1.2rem;
  line-height: 1.66667;
}
What CNN font?

Code:
@charset "UTF-8";@font-face{font-family:CNN;src:url(//edition.i.cdn.cnn.com/.a/fonts/cnn/3.5.0/cnnsans-thin.eot);src:url(//edition.i.cdn.cnn.com/.a/fonts/cnn/3.5.0/cnnsans-thin.eot?#iefix) format("embedded-opentype"),url(//edition.i.cdn.cnn.com/.a/fonts/cnn/3.5.0/cnnsans-thin.woff2) format("woff2"),url(//edition.i.cdn.cnn.com/.a/fonts/cnn/3.5.0/cnnsans-thin.woff)...
cnn-fonts.png

Is there a way to have this font is displayed for my tex?
 

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I think both of them look good on the screen, and to my eyes seriously doesn't make a big difference to use any of them on the web; but I must say I've been a fan of Times all my life, it looks really good once is printed. Now, I think it also depends on how comfy you feel when you read those fonts, and in that case I would keep Verdana, it has clean lines and you can read it even at a very small size. Tahoma gives more the Windows look, so in case you need it for something specific and Windows related, this one will do.
In my opinion, Verdana looks better than Tahoma, but seriously is not like a huge difference, as long as they are good for reading, and they give a nice presentation, that will be just fine for me.
 

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I think that either of these fonts would be just fine for your site--just make a choice about your personal preference and go with it and stay consistent.
 

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Honestly, both of those fonts look aesthetic enough for pretty much any website.
Up until now, I've only used Verdana, I had to search up Tahoma in order to compare them, bus still... I prefer Verdana, it's just become a standard nowadays.
 
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