Sometimes, choosing a typeface for your Web page or document isn’t the easiest thing to do. Ok, make that most of the time. Sometimes you’ve limited your choices down to a few but you’re not sure which will work the best. In this case, head on over to Typetester.org. Enter your sample text (or use the default Latin) then choose up to three different fonts from the basic list of common fonts or from a list of fonts installed on your computer. Set your typographic options (size, leading, teaching, alignment, word space, decoration, color, and background) and you’ll automatically get a page full of comparisons including regular, italic, bold, uppercase, small caps and several others.
If you’re new to the basics of typography, be sure to check out the links listed under the recourses tab. There’s a bunch of great Web pages you can get to from there that will tell you just about everything you need to know about typography.