Fonts

  • Free Fonts to Make a Great First Impression

    When you’re designing a website, one of the pillars of great design is typography. Typography is an essential part of good web design, yet it’s amazing how many designers consistently don’t have the proper tools to work with! Talking of course about a quality font library. Even the best designer will struggle to come up with a professional outcome if their font library is lacking in quality.



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  • The Ultimate Collection of Professional Free Fonts

    As designers we’re always looking for new fonts to integrate into our designs. Adding new fonts to your library can often help inspire you, giving a fresh feel to your designs. Unfortunately it can be really hard to locate quality free fonts amidst the thousands of mediocre ones.



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  • Free Fonts : A Walk on the Grunge Side

    With so many free fonts available on the web today, it is easy to miss out on some true gems in the typographic arena. It is hard to stay on top of the latest developments and releases when there are so many outlets to turn to find your fonts. Today we aim to help you out with this charge, by showcasing some grunge laden free fonts, most of which are less than a year old.



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  • A Crash Course in Typography: Pulling It All Together

    In the first three parts of this series, we covered a lot of information about the anatomy of a typeface, and what kinds of things to look for when actually combining two fonts. Here, we’ll tie it all together.



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  • A Crash Course in Typography: Principles for Combining Typefaces

    When combining typefaces, there are a couple of important principles you’ll need to keep in mind, namely contrast and mood. Effectively combining typefaces is a skill best learned through practice, and trial-and-error. Once you’ve mastered the principles covered here, you’ll have the tools you need to try out combinations while making educated guesses about what will and won’t work together.



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  • Typographical Inspiration for the Weekend

    Those of us who work in creative fields tend to need to return to the wells of inspiration for a bit of a recharge for our imagination. In these times we turn to many, many different areas, looking for anything to spark those creative fires once again so that we can enthusiastically charge back into the proverbial fray.



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  • A Crash Course in Typography: Paragraphs and Special Characters

    Body copy makes up the majority of many websites. Headlines and other bits of typography are often considered more fun to design, or more artistic, but without a good design for your body copy, your overall project will suffer.



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  • A Crash Course in Typography: The Basics of Type

    Typography could be considered the most important part of any design. It’s definitely among the most important elements of any design project. And yet it’s often the part of a design that’s left for last, or barely considered at all. Designers are often intimidated by typography, which can result in bland typographical design or a designer always using one or two “reliable” typefaces in their designs.



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  • Impressive Typography Sites

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    Typography is one of the very important aspects to consider when designing a website. Well-written content finds its actual place and praise only then when it is placed properly in readable and as well as attractive format. Web typography can embrace everything from calligraphy to digital type — it is not only about using an array of fonts, but also focusing on the ‘where’ and ‘why’ when choosing a particular font’s size and color. Here are some of many examples of beautiful, interesting and inspiring typography-related sites out there. Please share with us other sites you’ve found typo-riffic!



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  • How To Use Typography Effectively in Web Design

    Typography is everywhere across the Web, so many different applications and missions all relying on their chosen fonts to cleanly and legibly convey the bulk of our web-based projects over to our readers. However, from time to time, we notice a wrench thrown into the works, gumming things up and interfering with our message transfers. This is something that as designers and developers for the web, that we have undoubtedly experienced, and something that today, we are here with some tips to hopefully prevent from happening again.



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