Web-Font Guide For Web Designers

Saurabh Tiwary | 6th May 2016

You won’t find a distinct way to quantify all of the font options available for web designers. Every new day, I come across too many new fonts out there and a number of stylish typefaces as well. There are several things to keep in mind while determining the suitable Web-Font for your website. Some of the factors to be analysed are font compatibility, load time and the purpose of the design etc. 

Web-Font Guide

Let us explore some quick ideas on how can you choose an appropriate Web-Font for your design and how to represent your text in a useful way.

  • Sans Serif: Among all the font types available, Sans Serif Web-Font remains the first choice for most of the designers. It is considered to be a decorative font, as their appearance may well serve a number of purposes. Serif typefaces are credited a lot for enhancing both the readability and reading speed of long texts because of its open spacing .
  • Get Familiar With Kerning, Tracking and Leading: While taking care of Web-font, spacing is equally important. Kerning provides the space between a pair of a letter, while tracking is the space between the group of characters. Leading is the amount of space between lines of text.
  • Importance Of Readability: While defining attributes to the text for the web, the number of characters per line, visibility etc. can be important. While thinking of readability, evaluate it from the perspective of different sizes of the screen where text can appropriately be displayed and is easy to read.
  • Proper Alignment and Justification: It is essential to set up proper alignments and justify the Web-Font in a proper format in case of long texts. Having isolation among different pieces of information would also bring information clarity.


Make Use Of Tools

One of the most promising tools is the Google Font tool that is preferred by most of the designers. The advantage of using Google Font is that you won’t come across any sort of typefaces flaws. Also, it is available for free and in case, you want to introduce yourself to a new level of font, you can go for other paid tools for better font experience like Adobe Typekit. To know more about using font tools read our blog ‘6 Must Have Tools For Typography Design’.


Some Additional Tips

  • It is often advisable to seek feedback from the user of the design before you implement any font to your design. This is important because it depends on the type of the project or the design for which you are looking for the font.
  • Most of the fonts that are highly dense with colors  take longer time to load. So, make sure that the font you opt for your design does not degrade the performance of your website
  • Being choosy and distinct can really help your job done. The more you try to work it out, more are the chances that you come up with a better font idea.


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