These fonts are commonly used in Flash animations, web navigation buttons and on webpages where clear, small print is required such as photo captions. Oftentimes, a font designed for print will become hard to read and unattractive at smaller sizes on a webpage. Instead, many designers opt to use a bitmap font also known as a pixel font.
Because pixel fonts are created on a grid that duplicates the monitor's pixels, they should not be scaled, they should never be used at sizes other than for what they were designed (or exact multiples), nor should anti-aliasing be applied to them. Otherwise they will become distorted.
For best results when using bitmap fonts, keep the following in mind:Anti-aliasing should be off Set your page to a 72 ppi resolution Always use the appropriate type size, if the font is designed as a 7 pixel size and you require a 10 pixel size, opt for a pixel font designed at 10 pixels. Do not try to resize the 7 into a 10. Set tracking and kerning...