There are thousands upon thousands of fonts and everyday, a multitude of new fonts are born. There are times when you like a letter of a certain typeface and another letter from some other typeface and then wish for a typeface with the best of the both worlds. But have you ever imagined what an average font would look like? By average, I mean how would a font look with all the typefaces installed in your computer combined together? Moritz Resl has done an experiment by creating a set of alphabets by combining all the fonts installed in his system.
Testing fonts and their combinations on websites is a real hassle for designers. Its not just about aesthetics of a website; web designers also have to carefully select the fonts so that they are readily available in user’s computers. There are various tools for testing font combinations but how about using a simple bookmarklet for it?
With the onset of web fonts, many web designers have started using an assortment of beautiful fonts on websites. Besides the popular and the most widely used fonts, it is really difficult to correctly tell the name of a font. But with Whatfont bookmarklet, you can easily find out what fonts a website is using, including the font size, font weight etc.
CSSWarp is a cool online utility that lets you have an Illustrator like warped text without having to write a single line of CSS code. Just play around with the tools and you can get a desired warped text design.
Sometimes, you may be overwhelmed by the multitude of fonts and cannot decide which fonts to use on your website or what would be the best combination. Font Comparer is an online utility with which you can compare numerous fonts side by side and pick the one you like.
The overall appearance of a site plays a great role in luring a reader into spending more time on the site. One of the components is the font. The font face and size differ variously and some sites that use really tiny, barely legible fonts distract you a lot. Readability can be a good solution in such cases.
Most of the users on Facebook have no idea about FBML. If you want to create custom Facebook tabs without having to learn and write a single line of FBML code, Fabooco can be a wonderful choice.
You must have noticed smaller font size in News Feeds recently on Facebook. Facebook has been testing this smaller font size in the News Feed for a couple of days now; to be precise, since 3rd November. The font for status updates is the same size as that for comments. The larger font size was better and less strenuous to read. You can fix the Facebook font size for updates in News Feed by using browser bookmarklets or scripts.
Are you creating a website and looking for a matching set of fonts? It could be difficult for you to decide as there are thousands of fonts and now with CSS3 you can even use the fonts that aren’t on the visitor’s computer. Awesome Fontstacks can create bundles of matching and beautiful fonts and also generate the CSS code for it on the fly.