Selecting The Appropriate Fonts For Your Website
The use of compelling images, along with beautiful colors as well as a user-friendly design are pivotal to a successful website, and in conjunction to all of the above so are the fonts or the Typography you incorporate in telling your story to an audience.
Deciding which typefaces will be most effective in the web environment can denote the difference between a website which will engage your visitors or turn them away. Although there are a myriad of fonts from which to choose, only a handful of these fonts are deemed successful on the web.
Typography & Web Interaction
Once you have selected the desired or proper fonts for your website, and have set the font size and attributes, your choices will be coded into a stylesheet which will dictate how your text will appear throughout your web site. If you desire to change a font family, size and/or attributes to select text on individual web pages can be handled through the admin section of your web site.
While fonts may not seem as important a design element as color and graphics ( to a layperson ) , thoughtful consideration should always go into your choices concerning the typography on your site. The typography or “fonts” you will choose, will end up conveying important information about your company, products and services, and they will help your visitors navigate through your site and interact with you much more effectively.
The Five Basics of Type
Most importantly, the right fonts will contribute to your website’s overall mood and visitor/user experience. If it’s positive and easy on the eyes, you can be certain of having made the right choices. Where typography is concerned, there are five basic types of fonts: serif, sans serif, cursive, fancy and monospace. Of these, serif and sans serif fonts are used in presenting bodies of text. The first step in selecting a font for your web site is to decide whether you want a serif or sans serif font and to know the difference between the two. Overall, consider the message you want your site to convey. Keep the overall design and visual flow of your site in mind, and choose your “type” wisely.
Here are some of the latest Free “Premium” Looking Fonts released which we have collected for your inspiration, which we hope will enable you to decide upon the best choices for your website.