Fresh New Fonts for Your Design Inspiration!
Adding new, high-quality fonts to your collection is a great way to give yourself fresh perspectives as a designer. Good typography is crucial to effective web design, and this entails not only the incorporation of great fonts, but more importantly, the appropriate choice and styling of the font.
For example, you might seek to use a unique, decorative font type to add character to your design. Fun fonts, though, can be tricky to use — they can easily become distracting and unreadable. One tip is to limit the number of fonts that you use in a single design to a maximum of 3. Here are a couple of some fun free fonts that can inject some spontaneity and interest into your design:
Big typography is on the list of what’s hot in web design — large type will not only attract the viewer to the page as a whole, but it’s also great as a way to visually establish the hierarchy of the content. Accordingly, many sites are recently going for a newspaper-style design: simple, standard fonts are used in huge size differences that promote readability, while adding a slightly rustic feel. Helvetica, Futura, or Times New Roman are often used for creating this effect — here are a couple of other fresh fonts that look great, supersized:
Strong, simple typography is, more often than not, the best way to achieve an effective design. However, simplicity is not that simple to achieve in a good design. A good rule of thumb is to use a maximum of 15 words for headlines. Also, black against white (or vice versa) will never go out of style as a reliable text-background color choice, especially for minimalist design. Here are a few fonts that really shine in simple design concepts:
Mastering harmony amongst text, images, and white space is not a simple task, but if you use typography creatively, you’ll be able to achieve better quality design!
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