We have come a long way since the first typeface was designed by Johann Gutenberg, in 1439, for book printing. Since the advent of computers and host of smaller devices, the outstanding collection of typographical elements has only increased radically. Each font has a history and of course geography of its own. For example – Times New Roman gets its name from the Times of London and Apple’s corporate typeface was a custom variant of the Garamond typeface for 18 years. As a matter of fact, it was Steve Jobs who gave us the real choice, power and variety to express with feeling, lucidity and context using the true power of fonts in digital world.
Before selecting a typeface for any digital content, one needs to focus on the reasons and context. Factors should be considered around legibility, boldness, style, tone, audience, mood etc to select the appropriate font. Typically, fonts which are highly legible should be used for textual content presentation for better readability. On the other hand, fonts with a personality, style and low readability factor, should be used when the website is less textual and more graphical.
Careful selection of a specific font is critical for any effective and impactful presentation. Too much variation or too little will spoil the essence of the project. A plethora of fonts are available for use on desktop, web and smaller devices today. Here is a repository listed out for you to include in your toolkit. You can make use of these to intensify the charisma of your creations.