Web Fonts: Beautiful Typography on the Web

Web Fonts — special fonts that are embedded on the web and rendered in the browser — have been available for about eight years. Web Fonts have helped bring web typography out of the dark ages. Unlike image replacement techniques, web font technology allows us to use beautiful letters on our websites without diminishing accessibility. That’s a huge win for everybody! In this showcase, you’ll find 10 beautiful examples of web fonts from all over the web that I hope will inspire you.

Web Fonts

1. Rule of Three

Rule of Three

2. BEL 50

BEL 50

3. Million Tree Challenge

Million Tree Challenge

4. Living Word

Living Word

5. Beautiful Web Type

Beautiful Web Type

6. KC CreepFest

KC CreepFest

7. Crowd Interactive

Crowd Interactive

8. uCast

uCast

9. Two Paper Dolls

Two Paper Dolls

10. Drum Studio Tuition

Drum Studio Tuition

Conclusion on Web Fonts

Web fonts are awesome! I don’t think that can be denied. It’s hard to believe it took so long for the technology to evolve. The only drawback is the extra time it takes for the page to load. This shouldn’t be a problem as long as restraint is used when deciding how many web fonts to use. There are some really great web font services out there. Google Fonts has a huge selection, a very friendly interface, and is free. Adobe Typekit also has a large selection, but charges for the service. Both Google Fonts and Adobe Typekit serve the fonts for you. Font Squirrel is a service that helps you find free fonts and create web fonts that can be embedded on your website.

I hope you enjoyed this showcase of web fonts, found inspiration, and maybe even learned something. If you’d like to share your thoughts on the subject of web fonts, drop a comment. I’d love to hear your insights!

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