Veranda is a humanist sans serif font designed by master typographer Matthew Carter. Microsoft commissioned Carter to create two faces specifically for web use, and the results were Veranda and Georgia (a serif face), probably they are good general purpose faces available for low resolution displays of the web. Verdana's, regular spacing makes it more readable on screen. Cartier has said that "Wider spacing wasn't enough, it also had to be more regular, this was thing that gave it an advantage in readability. Verdana really isn't wide, the sensation of width comes from the spacing".