Last time, we talked about Everything You Need To Know About Typography. For today, we will discuss about how you can find the perfect fonts for your website. When it comes to website design, the tiniest details can make a huge difference. Choosing the perfect fonts can say a lot about you and your business.
It is crucial to find the perfect font that will complement your overall design. Various font designs can radiate different feelings. How do you want people to think of your brand? The type of font design you will pick for your website will define what your website is all about.
Choose a font design that best represents your website/brand.
You might already have preferred fonts, but do not let your own personal preferences overpower you. Your preferred font design might look pretty. However, if it isn’t appropriate for the purpose, forget about it. What you can do is focus on choosing a font design that speaks for your website.
When it comes to font designs, there are actually five main types of personalities. Consider which personality you would like to reflect on your website:
Classic fonts like Georgia and Times New Romans exude the impressions of heritage, reliability, and trust. Customarily, these fonts have been used in prints like newspapers, magazines, and books.
If you are on the minimalist side, you can opt to use fonts that has clean designs. Fonts like Quicksand, Simplifica, and Uni Sans tend to have less personality so they give off a more contemporary feel.
Strong fonts are very bold and usually have a blocky design. The boldness of the font designs give off the impression of strength. You can use fonts like Gabo, Mohave, and Promesh to make a statement. When you are using strong fonts, you are giving off the impression of strength.
Elegant fonts are usually handwritten-type font designs that features a lot of curves. These curves actually radiates the elegant and romantic feel of these font designs. Although not every handwritten font designs can exude a romantic feel, it can also exude feelings of quirkiness. If you want your font design to appear more vintage, you can choose something italic and curvy. If you want to look quirky, you can opt for font designs that are rounder.
Themed Font Design
If you want to create a unique brand identity, using themed font designs will be perfect for you. Since these fonts are specialized, you will have to have enough design skills to be able to pick the best design for you.
Make sure its readable.
Never choose a font that has a super complex font design because it can become challenging to read. Don’t be too over the top. You can still stand out without having to give up readability. Take a quick glance at your font and make sure you can easily read it. If not, then don’t use it.
Versatility is key.
Choose a font design that has versatility. Remember that your website can be seen on various devices that has different screen sizes. So, make sure that your chosen font design will still look good regardless of its size.