Category: Designing With Fonts

The Best Fonts for Winning Website Design

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Designing With Fonts
When it comes to designing a winning and profitable web site, the fonts you choose can make more of a difference than you may realize. Choosing the right fonts can help to enhance the readability, beauty and usefulness of your site, and an attractive and user friendly website can mean more profits for yourself and your business. There are seven fonts that are typically understood to be the best for web site design. Those seven fonts are: 1. Arial 2. Futura 3. Helvetica 4. Lucida 5. Optima 6. Palatino 7. Verdana The reason these fonts are so...
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Funky Fonts: Just Because You Can, Should You?

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Designing With Fonts
Most word processors, web page editors and templates come loaded with fonts. In addition, fonts can be downloaded all over the net for little to no cost. It's tempting to use them all, but should you? Choosing the right font for your project is a varied as the projects themselves. The font choice sets the tone of the design, conveys an image and determines how readable the project is. If you're designing something like a Halloween invitation, then go ahead and pick a creepy or funky font but if you're working on a webpage that you want to reflect...
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Fonts for Web Sites: How Many, What Type and How Big?

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Designing With Fonts
Even though constant evolution and growth is inherent in Web design, there are still a few basic things that many sites require. Text is necessary, at least in part, for the majority of Web sites. Whether you're designing a personal homepage or a massive corporations Web site, you'll probably put at least a small amount of text somewhere on those pages. Reading text should be easy and comfortable for visitors. Otherwise they'll find some other site to visit and forget all about yours. But how do you create a user-friendly site? How many...
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Font Usage and Good Web Design

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Designing With Fonts
When it comes to designing a winning and profitable web based business, there are of course many things to consider, and it can take a great deal of hard work and dedication to get a new internet business up and running. One of the most often overlooked aspects of winning web design is that of choosing the right fonts. Of course fonts may not be as exciting or as sexy as the latest in Flash technology or Macromedia design, but they can be just as vital to the success of your web design, if not more so. Without the right fonts in place, even the best...
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Enhance Your Web Design and Publishing with These Handy Font Tips

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Designing With Fonts
When it comes to producing user friendly and readable applications, the fonts you use can make an enormous difference. Listed below are some of our favorite tips for getting the most out of your fonts. Make sure the intended recipient has the fonts you use loaded on his or her computer. Using standard font types will help ensure that the document will be readable on virtually any equipment. Avoid the use of fancy and rare fonts, since the end user may not have these fonts available. While in some cases these fancy fonts will be rendered correctly,...
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Effective use of fonts

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Designing With Fonts

Choosing the right font can make or break the overall effectiveness of your document. Size, readability, and contrast must all be taken into account when deciding on a font to use. Headlines and primary selections of text should be transcribed in a font that is large enough to be read easily, match the tone of the document, and stand out from the rest of the text. By following these simple guidelines, you'll be able to choose the best font for your headlines and other related text. First consider the purpose of your document. Is it a serious report that you'll be submitting to your boss? If so, avoid any fonts that are playful or funny in any way. Make sure you select a formal-looking font that would be business-appropriate. By matching the font to the tone of your document, the text will read easier and the document will flow smoothly from start to finish. Use two different styles for headlines and the main text. By alternating styles, you will create contrast that will increase the effectiveness of your headline text. Readers will be ready for a transition to a new topic and the entire document will appear more organized. For example, if you are using a serif style font for your main text, switch to a sans-serif style for the headlines.

If at all possible, you can use color to enhance the contrast between headlines and other text. Not only should the color of the headlines be different from your primary text, it should also contrast well with the whatever background color it is set against. Make sure you are using simple colors, however, as electric or neon colors will do nothing more than distract the reader and make your document difficult to read. Make sure your headlines are at the very minimum, one size bigger than the rest of your text. A larger font will draw clear attention to the headline and further distinguish it from the rest of your document. For intricate or detailed fonts, a large size is necessary in order to keep the headline neat and readable. Wherever possible, avoid these decorative or elaborate fonts. Such fonts can distract the reader from the purpose of your text and draw too much attention to the actual font itself. Once you've picked a font which meets all of these guidelines, its very important to use it consistently throughout the document. If you keep switching the font that your headlines are set in, the reader will become confused and unsure of what you are trying to do. Staying consistent will train the readers eye and make all of your documents transitions as smooth as possible.

A perfect font can draw attention to important parts of a document, help make reading the text easier, and infuse a strong sense of professionalism and high-quality to all of your text. Make sure you consider all of these guidelines when choosing one for your own needs.

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Create Visually Appealing Pages with the Correct Fonts

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Designing With Fonts
Thousands of fonts, which are also known as typefaces, are available for print and online publishing. So many choices can be overwhelming, and lead some designers to choose too many fonts. Just because a font is available, doesn't mean it should be used. Or at least, it should only be used in the correct context. With thousands of fonts from which to choose, it's easy to get carried away. However, you must be careful about the fonts you choose for your website or printed design. Fonts are the building blocks of the page. It may be tempting to...
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Choosing the Correct Font

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Designing With Fonts
Fonts are generally comprised of letters, numbers, and symbols, to help you create attractive websites, reports, manuscripts, flyers, posters, and signs. They can be plain or fancy, bold or narrow. Some font styles come in both serif and sans serif, giving us plenty of choices when it comes to letter styles. Many people choose a font because it appeals to their taste. Some like bold, clean lines, while others adore intricate scripts, or the charm of Old World styles. Others like fonts that resemble handwriting, or appear more whimsical....
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