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Posts Tagged ‘Typography’.

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The Showcase Of BIG Typography

The main advantage of excellent typography lies in its ability to be both attractive and functional at the same time. Although images communicate more vividly, text presentation can impress visitors with its sharpness and precise geometrical forms and curves. Consequently, chosen wisely and used carefully, it can be very effective — and there are dozens of outstanding examples of how the latter can be achieved.

However, web typography doesn't have to support the overall design. It can dominate. It can be loud. It can be bold. And it can be everywhere on a web-site. In many situations it's reasonable to give the typography the prominent position it deserves, leaving visual cues in the background or removing them at all. Doing that, you have to risk large font sizes surrounded by a generous amount of white space. What comes out of it? Elegant web sites with a unique form, style and sense of precision.

Typo Screenshot

In this article we present over 35 examples of big, "loud" and yet elegant typography in web design; some listed designs are Flash-based, and in some cases designs are based not only upon typography, but also upon some visual elements.

  • You might be interesting in the showcase of simple and clean designs we've published before.
  • Please notice that all images can be clicked and lead to the sites from which the screenshots have been taken.

Free Fonts of the Month: Revalo, Nadia Serif, Qlassik

Sometimes web design is just about beautiful typography. Used with a profound understanding of white space, basic typographic principles and usability heuristics, it can sufficiently highlight the main sections of the site and its key-elements. Font size of headers, body copy and navigation is important. Leading is important. Line length is important. And the visibility of links is important. Basically, that's it - really, you don't need more.

There are literally thousands of professional typefaces you can use, you might use dozens of them; however there is also a plenty of high-quality freefonts which can serve as reasonable and feasible alternatives and fulfill your requirements just as well. We collect all of them regularly, so you don't have to.

Nadia Serif Freefont

Over the last month we've found six high-quality free fonts you can use for both private and commercial projects. Please check out the license agreements before using these typefaces - disclaimers can change from time to time.


Smashing Free Font and WordPress-Theme

As our Smashing First Anniversary celebration ends, we'd like to wrap up our event with two further presents for each and every one of our readers. In August we've asked Jos Buivenga, a Dutch typo-designer who has created profesional freefonts such as Delicious to design a special typeface dedicated to the Smashing Magazine First Anniversary. Jos has agreed to get a "smashing" freefont done just in time. We've also asked Elena Gafita from the DesignDisease team — well-known for its professional Wordpress themes such as Blogging Pro — to design a special Wordpress-Theme dedicated to our anniversary. Despite deadlines Elena agreed and promised to get a "smashing" Wordpress-Theme done just in time.


Smashing Theme

Smashing Theme

Both free typeface and Wordpress theme were done in time. And we're honoured to give both of them away - for you and for free. Thanks to Jos and Elena for participation! Read more...

Free Fonts of the Month: FF Good, Segoe UI

Every now and again we take a look around, select "fresh" high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually the time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and we find them, so you don't have too.

Segoe UI
Segoe UI

This month we've found two of them - FF Good and LTR Datamine Segoe UI. It's not quite clear if one is legally allowed to use Segoe UI, which is also presented below. Please read the license agreement carefully - it can change from time to time.


80 Beautiful Typefaces For Professional Design

You don't like to scroll? Be prepared. (We warned you.)

Every now and again designers stumble upon the very same problem: the choice of a unique and beautiful typeface which manages to fulfill three basic tasks. Support the corporate identity, enrich the visual appearance and is compatible with the overall design. However, usually there are simply too many options you can consider, which is why you need time to find the option you are most comfortable with. Although the choice usually depends on clients' requirements, it is necessary to have some pretty starting points for your font decision.

FF Kievit

So which typefaces are "bulletproof"? What fonts can be used effectively in almost every Corporate Design? And what are the options for unique, but still incredibly beautiful typefaces?

We have answers. Over the last few days we've browsed through dozens of type foundries, read dozens of designers' articles about typography, analyzed font rankings and visited bookmarked font-related suggestions. So this post has 'em all. Well, OK, at least many of them.

Let's take a look at over 80 gorgeous typefaces for professional design, based upon suggestions from designers and web-developers all over the world. Most screenshots are taken from the foundries and provided specimens - particularly on and


7 Brilliant Free Fonts: Faceplate, Sling, Cicle

Every month we take a look around, browse through dozens of fonts collections and select most irresistible typefaces released recently. We collect most beautiful high quality freeware fonts, which can be used for private and/or professional projects without any restrictions whatsoever. If you've tried to find them once, you know how time-consuming the search can be. Indeed, these beauties can be quite hard to find, but the search is definitely worth it. We search for them. So you don't have to.

Fresh Free Fonts - Cicle Font |

Let's take a look at 7 free high quality fonts we've come across over the last 30 days.


Free Fonts Cheat Sheet

We all love high quality typefaces, particularly those available for free download: as provided by typo-designers or typo-foundries. Over the last months we've collected over 50 of them and presented them in our Free Fonts Section, which is being updated on a regular basis. So if you haven't downloaded these fonts yet, you probably should take a look at them right now.

However, 50 fonts are pretty much, so it would be nice to have some kind of quick reference for the best of them - to have them printed out and browse through them once you need to decide which font to use. Therefore we've decided to create a Free Font Cheat Sheet, which is basically a list of examples, which demonstrate, how the best high quality freefonts can be used for body copy.


Free Fonts of the Month: Geo Sans, OT Versa, Diavlo

We continue to collect most beautiful high quality freefonts, which can be used for both private and professional projects without any restrictions whatsoever. They are hard to find, but the search is definitely worth it.

Free Font - Mank Sans

Over the last 30 days we've managed to find few oldies such as famous Geo Sans and Mank Sans by Manfred Klein, but also some newbies such as Jos Buivenga's Diavlo. You might also be interested in further free fonts we've presented recently. Before using the font, don't forget to read the legal agreement carefully. They change from time to time.

If you like this series of articles, please spread the word, so that 1) we know you are interested; 2) many designers as possible can improve the quality of typography on their web-sites.


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