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Learn About Fonts And Typography

Explore the world of typography with Fonts.com as your guide. Our Learn About Fonts & Typography section is your resource for improving your typographic acumen and keeping up with what’s new on Fonts.com and the latest trends in visual design.

Recent articles

Browse the most recent contributions to Fontology, the Fonts.com Blog and fy(t)i.

Choosing Display Typefaces for the Web

Typography on the Web has advanced by leaps and bounds, both technically and creatively. The availability of display fonts optimized specifically for the Web has greatly increased typographic freedom.

Type Through the Eras — Save Up to 85% on Fonts Inspired by 20th Century Design Movements

Fonts.com is in the midst of a three-day sale celebrating some of the most distinctive eras in design history. Running until July 25th, our Type Through the Eras sale brings you classic and contemporary typefaces inspired by important design periods of the 20th century—with up to 85% savings! We’ve featured fonts from the elegant Art Deco era, […]

Quire Sans: Universal Design, Different Approach

“I always start by visualizing the design in my head,” says Jim Ford about how he designs typefaces. “I’ll work out the concept in my mind for several days – or even weeks – before I start to draw anything.” Many type designers first visualize a new typeface in their mind’s eye, but they typically […]

Boost Your Plan With Unlimited Desktop Fonts

Just over a year ago, we debuted our Master level Fonts.com Web Fonts plans. These plans offer our broadest range of benefits including millions of pageviews and our Typecast design app. But the keystone is unlimited desktop fonts. This feature was inspired by the knowledge that most of our customers design for both print and […]

Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for June 2014

Here’s a listing of the top 100 most used fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service for June 2014: Trade Gothic Neue Helvetica Avenir Next Univers Avenir Proxima Nova Frutiger Helvetica Futura Gill Sans Museo Sans DIN Next Linotype Univers Century Gothic Museo Slab Klint Arial ITC Avant Garde Gothic Chaparral Neo Sans Rockwell Eurostile LT […]

Choosing Text Typefaces for the Web

The increasingly sophisticated digital environment offers a realm of expanded possibilities for typography on the Web, both technically and creatively. The availability of fonts optimized specifically for the Web is a major contributor to this development.

Using Swash Characters

Swash characters are those with embellishments that extend off the standard character. A swash character is usually – but not always – an alternate to the regular, unadorned default letterform. More and more typefaces are designed with swash characters, thanks to the expanded character capacity of OpenType® technology.

Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for May 2014

Here’s a listing of the top 100 most used fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service for May 2014: Trade Gothic Neue Helvetica Avenir Next Avenir Univers Proxima Nova Frutiger Futura Helvetica Gill Sans DIN Next Linotype Univers Museo Sans ITC Avant Garde Gothic Museo Slab Century Gothic Chaparral Klint Azbuka Arial Rockwell Eurostile LT […]

Using Alternate Characters

Swash characters are variations of the standard, default characters in a typeface. They are designed as options for customizing the look and personality of both text and display settings. More and more typefaces are designed with alternate characters, thanks to the expanded character capacity of OpenType® technology.

Using Tabs in Text

When designing and composing text, it is occasionally necessary to line up certain elements, in order to help organize information.

...type design, in its restraint, should be only felt but not perceived by the reader.

Adrian Frutiger

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