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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.

Serif vs. Sans for Text in Responsive Design

In today’s world, type is no longer read only in print, but also in a multitude of screen-based environments, including computers, smart phones, tablets and e-readers. Content is viewed on a range of media of the viewer’s choosing. People visit websites on their tablets and smart phones; they read e-books on computers as well as mobile devices. This array of “delivery mechanisms” adds a dimension of complexity to the designer’s job.

Faster Is Better – Especially When Working With Large, Non-Latin Fonts on Your Site.

Seems like things on the Web are always getting faster. With customers demanding more speed and an increasing percentage of traffic coming from mobile devices, speed is paramount. Improvements can be made by reducing the size of data that is transferred or by improving the efficiency of a system’s processes. We’ve employed both of these […]

Burlingame – Finesse in Font Development

Carl Crossgrove’s new Burlingame® family is a classic example of the subtlety type designers bring to typeface design. At first glance, Burlingame appears to be square sans design with understated humanistic overtones. A closer look, however, reveals myriad details that define the typeface. One of the primary goals behind the Burlingame design is legibility. “Overall […]

Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for March 2014

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

Serif vs. Sans for Text in Print

One of the first determinations to be made when selecting a typeface for text is serif or sans? This decision should be based on several key points regarding the project at hand. Once made, your typeface search will be narrowed down considerably.

The Fonts.com Big Script Sale is Here!

Here at Fonts.com we’re excited to kick off our Big Script Sale, a three-day promo event where you can save up to 80% on leading script typefaces. Running through Friday, we’ve got 60 script designs from a dozen leading foundries, so you’re sure to find a typeface that’s perfect for your next design project. 60 Great […]

Subheads

Including subheads in running text is a great way to attract and hold your reader’s interest. Subheads serve to preview and highlight the content by dividing it into readable chunks, making the text more inviting to scan and peruse selectively, especially for the hurried or restless reader.

Silica – and its Forebears

Fonts.com takes a fresh look at the Silica™ typeface this month. In its honor, we wanted to look back at the family’s typographic heritage. Slab serif, or Egyptian, typefaces first appeared in 1815, developed in response to the fledging advertising industry’s appetite for heavy, attention-getting alphabets. Slab serif designs were intended to be display typefaces […]

Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for February 2014

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

Paragraph Formatting

Paragraphs are an essential element of running text. They divide the content into logical, digestible bits, organizing the information, which in turn helps keep the reader engaged. Several ways of formatting paragraphs are widely used.

Writing is not a series of strokes, but space, divided into characteristic shapes by strokes.

Gerrit Noordzij

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