Three Awesome Online Font Resources
Putting together your own website can be a fun and hugely engaging experience, but it can also be frustrating, particularly when it comes to getting your website to stand out from the crowd and look exactly how you want it to. One of the biggest elements when it comes to the overall look and feel of your website is the font, yet for many people new to web design this is one element that doesn’t get a huge amount of thought or attention.
So, to help you out when it comes to finding and utilising different fonts for your website, here’s three awesome online resources for fonts and typography:
1. Font Squirrel
Font Squirrel is a superb resource for finding high quality fonts that are not only free, but fully licensed for commercial work. Considering the price of premium fonts and the limits of most free-to-use fonts, this is a fantastic place for finding fonts you can use on your website or commercial designs without having to break the bank. They’ve also got a font-face generator tool that allows you to use non-web optimised fonts on your website, what more could you want?
2. Lost Type
Lost Type is a fantastic site for those looking for premium fonts, without a considerable budget to pay for them. Lost Type offers a huge range of beautiful premium fonts to users, allowing them to specify what they’d like to pay for the font. Yes, you read that right, you get to download the font you want and you get to choose how much you pay. Perfect for those working to tight budgets.
3. What The Font?
What The Font is one of my personal favourite online typography resources, as I’m always coming across cool fonts that I want to use, but I don’t know what they’re called. What The Font allows you to upload an image or specify a URL, and then the site will tell you what font it is. It’s surprisingly accurate too – well worth visiting if you’ve been trying to find out what a certain font is for a while. Another major benefit of the site is that you can specify a font and get other fonts that are similar, great if you need a version of a font that can be used commercially or you need something that is no longer available for purchase or download.
Did we miss anything? Do you have a typographic resource that you use regularly? Let us know in the comments below!