Slightly different question regarding typography usage. I am designing a website for a college organization and am playing it safe (and sadly: cheap) by sticking to a few web safe fonts.
But I'd prefer not to.
I got it in my head to select typefaces based on a slightly "different" lowest common denominator. As opposed to the typical Georgia-Verdana-Arial fanfare I'm to understand that the Mac OS X and Windows all come with specific default typefaces to their name. Just as well: since this is a college campus, you can imagine that Microsoft's Office '07/'10 is rather popular in these parts, so that opens the selection to more than just the 10 or so web safe typefaces.
But I've never seen anyone approach web design in this fashion. It's always a one shoes fits all approach and I was curious: are there anythings to be worried about in designing a website with two, perhaps three different levels of typeface choice? I always was under the impression that people just ordered their fonts in the font-family attribute without thinking too much.
Thoughts are appreciated. Thanks—