Why Typography Matters Most For Web Design
When it comes to typography or font style in web design, it really does matter which font you choose. If every template or theme used the same font style, it would be very bland. Fonts accent the website design, the content, and make it enjoyable to read. Every person might have their favorite font style, but fonts can bring out emotions and feelings and excite or depress the reader. There are hundreds of fonts to choose from that are both free and paid.
All fonts are beautiful in their own way and usually portray content in a specific light. The most common types of fonts are from the Serif, Sans-Serif, and Monospace font families, which are all built into every computer operating system and web browser. These fonts will show on any computer. The individual members of the font families are:
- Book Antiqua
- Palatino Linotype
- Times New Roman
- Arial Black
- Comic Sans MS
- Gill Sans
- Lucida Grande
- Lucida Sans Unicode
- Trebuchet MS
* This font may not appear on certain browsers.
- Courier New
- Lucida Console
The fonts extend beyond this to a lot of paid and free ones which can be installed through an FTP server and calling those specific fonts via CSS. Fortunately, Google has made it even easier than that, and now a line of code can give any web designer access to the hundreds of fonts available on the Google Font website.
Click to view the Google Font List which will show you all the fonts in a live preview mode on the page.
There are so many fonts to choose from. Different fonts are for different styles and bring your website and content to life.
There are many reasons to choose a certain type of font. Depending on the website theme you have chosen, a specific font may be most fitting for it. Fonts are like the lighting, furniture, and fillers of the website environment.
This webpage shows you what the best fonts are for Flat Design.
Have you ever wanted to figure out what a certain font was within a picture or on a website? There are ways to do it. These resources may help you:
This is a list of some font styles as they appear in MyPost and may provide you with some ideas for which fonts to use for your next post.
- Abril Fatface Font
- Droid Serif Font (Medium Style Theme)
- Gentium Book Basic Font
- Josefin Slab Font
- Lato Font
- Libre Baskerville Font
- Merriweather Font
- Montserrat Font
- Open Sans Font
- Oswald Font
- PT Serif Font
- Roboto Font
- Arial Font
- Georgia Font (I use this as my primary font on my other website, Confessions of the Professions)
- Tahoma Font
- Trebuchet MS Font
- Verdana Font
All of these fonts are beautiful in their own way and do not take much effort to incorporate into any website or post. For use on MyPost, simply click on SHOW ADVANCED OPTIONS, and select the Font under Headline Font and Content Font to match your preferences for your post.
If you want to use our fonts for your website, you can grab our font list from here: http://mypost.io/options/fonts.txt
Make a post today and find your favorite font!
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