Web fonts aren’t new anymore, and there are so fonts many beyond Arial.
If you are still designing your web sites using Arial, Verdana, and Times New Roman as your standard, go-to font choices, you might want to shed your leg warmers and discard your walkman because you look, well to be frank, a wee bit out-of-date. The web is almost 95 percent typography so why not apply some creativity to the part of your site design that most people will be viewing. The easiest way to enhance your type content is the same on the web as on paper-pick beautiful, appropriate fonts that enhance your site design and readability. Here are some paid web font services that every designer should know:
- Typekit – starts at $24.99 per year
- Fonts – starts at $10.00 per month
- Font Deck – starts at $2.50 per font
And here are the popular free services:
Lynne Rine is Creative Director at ThinkOutLoud. Lynne has over 25+ years experience in new media design; combined with rock solid programming experience. She earned a B.S. in Computer Programming and Analysis from Seneca College and a degree from Digital New Media Studios at the University of Toronto. Lynne offers a unique combination of design experience and technical proficiency.