28 Jun 2016 | By James
Topics: Website Fonts
The text content of a website should be presented in quality fonts if the site visitor should read it carefully. Rather than choosing fonts by their looks, you should focus on their readability and legibility. Choosing fonts for a website is critical because they reflect the class of the business.
Fonts play a crucial role in the visual appeal of a website. No matter how impressive your content is, you need to present it in quality fonts if you want the website visitor to read it carefully. Rather than choosing fonts based on their looks, you should focus more on the readability and legibility of the fonts. Not all fonts are created around these primary aspects and fonts on a website often reflect a lot on the overall nature of the business. Here we introduce you some excellent fonts for your website. These are selected based on readability, legibility and consistent aesthetics across screens of all sizes.
We have shortlisted three of the most widely used premium fonts later in the article. But for those who are interested in free fonts, following are the top favourites of designers among free fonts.
Please note that this list does not include bundled fonts that come with operating systems. Examples of some such fonts that are widely used are the following.
Now, coming to premium fonts, the fonts featured here are all paid fonts and are selected based on their widespread acceptance among designers. These are also the top ten most seen premium fonts on the web.
Of these ten fonts, our votes go to Helvetica, Neo Sans andFutura. Let us learn a little in detail about these top three premium fonts that will give your website a contemporary look and an elegant feel.
Helvetica, one of the most widely used fonts that complement minimalist design styles, belongs to a category of typefaces called sans-serif. Serifs are the small pipe like projections that you see at the ends of characters. Because of this, they tend to be of narrower line width. Sans-serif fonts are ideal for computer screens because they do not require to render the finer details of the series to display text properly. In the print media, sans-serif typefaces are generally used for headlines, rather than body text.The realist design of the Helvetica font, influenced by German and Swiss designs allows unusually tight character spacing, giving it a compact and dense appearance.
This is a comparatively new font designed by British font designer Sebastian Lester for Monotype Corporation in 2004. It was the result of the efforts to develop a versatile font with a futuristic demeanour without looking crude or gimmicky. It is one of the most used typefaces for logo design and branding. Some notable examples are Virgin Trains, Kia Motors and Spacesavers, all of whom use Neo Sans for branding.
Futura is one of the older fonts that still have wide acceptance. It was designed by German typeface designer Paul Friedrich August Renner in 1927. It is arguably the most used typeface of the 20th century, used for both print and digital media, for both titles and body text.Previous Next