October 28, 2014
Punctuation refers to typographic symbols (and sometimes spaces) used to clarify the meaning of text, as well as to aid in reading comprehension. Some punctuation marks – such as commas, periods, dashes and colons – serve to divide text into phrases and sentences, directly impacting, and sometimes significantl...
LAST DAY OF FONTACULAR!
October 24, 2014
Ah, alas. Our extraordinary #FONTACULAR event is quickly coming to a close. You need to act fast if you want to take advantage of our amazing deals. They end tonight—October 24th—at midnight (PDT). After that, all these good deals disappear straight into the ether. Don’t live a life of regret for m...
Tricky Type Terms
April 26, 2012
Typographic terminology is sometimes very specific, and the nuances can be confusing. Here are three pairs of terms that are frequently misunderstood. They are related, but refer to different things. Understanding the distinctions will enable you to communicate more clearly, typographically speaking. This ...
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Punctuation refers to typographic symbols (and sometimes spaces) used to clarify the meaning of text, as well as to aid in reading comprehension. Some punctuation marks – such as commas, periods, dashes and colons – serve to divide text into phrases and sentences, directly impacting, and sometimes significantly altering, their meaning and interpretation. Without the benefit of correct punctuation, text may be subject to misinterpretation in dramatic, and even embarrassing, ways
LAST DAY OF FONTACULAR!
Ah, alas. Our extraordinary #FONTACULAR event is quickly coming to a close. You need to act fast if you want to take advantage of our amazing deals. They end tonight—October 24th—at midnight (PDT). After that, all these good deals disappear straight into the ether. Don’t live a life of regret for missing out, make your purchases […]
#Fontacular is Back!
Let’s cut to the chase: your life will never be the same. Like the incomparable glow of the sun in the east, so too does the indefatigable specter of Fontacular rise once again. Shield your eyes, friends, because stuff’s about to get REAL on Fonts.com. What’s the big deal you ask? You best prepare yourself […]
Quitador: A Different Kind of Slab Serif
“Broadly speaking, you can divide slab serifs typefaces into two groups,” says Arne Freytag, the designer of the new Quitador™ family. “They either tend to be have geometric proportions and monoline strokes, like those in ITC Lubalin Graph™, or are more humanist leaning, like the Caecilia® family.” “A strict classifying of Quitador is difficult,” He […]
New Hero Images for September 2014
A favorite aspect of having a brand new blog design is that we can now further showcase some of the great content we regularly offer on Fonts.com. If you’re a regular visitor to Fonts.com you know that we prominently feature four large hero images on our homepage each month. These images provide the opportunity for us to […]
FontFonts Come to Fonts.com Web Fonts
With an ever-growing collection of more than 20,000 Web fonts, you can bet at any given time we’re preparing another font release; this week we may have hit that release button with a little more excitement. Making their Fonts.com Web Fonts debut are the first families from the heralded FontFont foundry, including the FF Meta, […]
Superior and Inferior Figures
Superior and inferior figures are numerals that are smaller versions of full-size lining figures. These diminutive numerals most commonly appear in diagonal fractions, but they are also used for footnotes and endnotes, chemical and mathematical notations, and occasionally for indicating the cents in prices in display settings.
New Fonts.com Blog
There aren’t as many faces behind Fonts.com as one may think. We are a small, passionate and friendly team that is ready to show that side of ourselves to our user. The challenge was quite simple: we wanted to create a more approachable, usable blog to better express ourselves and products to our users. Updated […]
Magical Magma II
Natural beauty speaks for itself. When we see a full moon, a ripe peach, or a smooth round pebble on the beach, their simple shapes touch something significant inside us. Man-made objects such as letters can create a similar inner resonance. A perfectly balanced ‘g’ or a subtly crafted ‘O,’ can evoke a delicate but […]
Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for August 2014
Here’s a listing of the top 100 most used fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service for August 2014: Trade Gothic Neue Helvetica Avenir Next Univers Avenir Proxima Nova Helvetica Frutiger Gill Sans Futura Linotype Univers Klint DIN Next Museo Sans Museo Slab Century Gothic ITC Avant Garde Gothic Neo Sans Chaparral Arial Rockwell Myriad Motoya […]