Ever have a problem deciding whether to use Serif or Sans? The Serif vs. Sans: The Final Battle infographic from webdesignerdepot.com has broken down when and why you should use each one. Serif vs. Sans: The Final Battle
Here at WDL, we like to gather all types of freebies for our readers. We know designers need as much resources as they can get to keep their designs fresh and beautiful. Since fonts certainly play an important role in a design and also because we know you can never have enough fonts at your disposal, today we gathered a new round for you to use in your projects. Enjoy.
Adobe’s legacy in type technology Adobe has come a long way since its early days in which the specification for the PostScript Type 1 font format was a closely-guarded trade secret leading up to the “font wars.” Since this specification was begrudgingly published in 1990, Adobe has been more proactive in publicly releasing tools for developing and producing high-quality type. Subsequently, Adobe collaborated with Microsoft on the OpenType standard, which was later made an open standard for type technology as the Open Font Format: a free, publicly available standard (ISO/IEC 14496-22:2009). In connection with this, Adobe has shared its tool set for building OpenType fonts as the Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType (AFDKO). Although these tools are not open source, they can be used freely and have been downloaded by thousands of users. Source Sans Pro: Adobe’s first open source type family « Typblography
Font Development Kit for OpenType The goal of the Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType package is to share the tools used by Adobe font developers for wrapping up PostScript fonts as OpenType/CFF font files, and adding OpenType layout features. These tools are used for in-house development of new Adobe OpenType fonts. We know that they work for the fonts Adobe makes, but have tested only part of what it is possible to express with OpenType.
24 Famous Fonts You Can Download for Free
Nokia Releases A Font Designed To Work In Any Language Brand consistency is one of the trickiest design problems facing global corporations today: How does a company maintain its look and feel across borders and languages--in both the United States and Saudi Arabia, English and Arabic? Nokia tapped British typographers Dalton Maag recently to design what might be the ultimate multinational font. Nokia Pure has a clean, simple, and yes, pure aesthetic that is conceived to work on mobile devices in virtually any script, whether Latin, Devanagari, or Tamil. The font is part of the Finnish phone giant’s larger rebranding initiative. Nokia sells devices in more than 150 countries and raked in some $48 billion in revenue last year. But it has watched its market share drop, amid growing competition from smartphone providers such as Apple and Google.
Larger font packs more emotional punch Public release date: 9-May-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Jennifer Laloupjlaloup@plos.org 415-624-1220Public Library of Science
Icon font in 10 weights Greta Symbol is a unique collection of thousands of useful symbols and alphanumerical characters available as icon fonts. Typotheque has done extensive research into the symbols commonly used in newspapers, magazines and online publications, assembling a collection that covers over 1,200 symbols per style. Most of the symbols come in a range of 10 weights, an unprecedented example of applying typeface family conventions to a symbol font. This comprehensive family of fonts includes arrows, pictograms, alphanumeric symbols, weather symbols, chess figurines, geometrical shapes, zodiac signs in various styles and many other surprising symbols.
30 Fantastic Celtic Fonts for Free Celtic fonts are font writing in Celtic style which appear to be rounded or angular. This classic as well as stylish way of writing continues to captivate a lot of designers around the world. Celtic fonts are widely used for an annual celebration known as St. Patrick’s Day. They are also suitable for Irish themed cards, stationery, decorations, homemade projects, scrapbook projects, invitations and various other Gaelic and Celtic font works of art.
Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Display typography is a potent element in graphic design, where there is less concern for readability and more potential for using type in an artistic manner. The proper selection of typography can convert your normal design into very attractive piece of art. Among other things, effective typography manages to achieve three necessary objectives of web designing are Look, Appearance and Outcome which helps you to keep apart from normal wave. Below you’ll find Collection of Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts to Enhance Your Designs by which you can save money and focus on making great applications. The basic purpose behind this post is to show you Popular, Artistic and most importantly Free Downloadable font types to save your time searching them online. Latest High-Quality Free Fonts for Professional Designers | Fonts
'Scrabble Typography Limited Edition': the fonts of all knowledge Who doesn't have a board game and typography enthusiast in their life? For them, here's the Scrabble Typography Limited Edition from Winning Solutions, which features a solid walnut game board and magnetized tiles with letters taken from various typefaces. While it's arguable that no true design enthusiast would stand for such a flagrant melding of fonts, it is at least an aesthetic improvement on Words With Friends HD.
Mapping the typographic landscape of London — LondonTypographica
A History of Western Typefaces [infographic] We all love to poke fun at people for using Comic Sans in inappropriate places. But there is even more complexity to the usage and properness of various fonts. Did you know some guy in the 18th century claimed that a certain font would blind readers? I guess some people don’t mess around with typeface. In today’s world, font is very important in establishing an identity or brand, as is seen by the distinct fonts in Facebook and Google.
10 Super Nice Fresh Free Fonts | Freebies Here at WDL we love to staying on the lookout for new freebies so we can show you the best out there. So today we gathered 10 new free fonts to keep your resources updated and filled with options. Having good fonts available is always a good idea, it’s a good way to keep your designs fresh and unique. Click the images to be redirected to the download site. Metropolis Ledger Regular
Are you getting bored of using the same old fonts in your websites? If yes, then @font-face is the device that you are looking for. It allows you to embed any font according to your wish into the websites. This device is helpful to abolish the monotonous use of same fonts each time you create a website. 22 Completely Free Fonts for @Font-Face Embedding
The Fontography Series is supported by join.me, the easiest way to have an online meeting. join.me lets you instantly share your screen with anyone, for free. Use it to collaborate, demo, show off — the possibilities are endless. Try it today. Only in the past few years has typography for the web really come into its own. 4 Key Considerations When Choosing Web Typography
Typography 101: What Small Business Owners Need To Know This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. The old saying "don't judge a book by its cover" is sometimes hard to overcome in the business world. How you present yourself aesthetically is important, no matter how solid your business plan is. It's become crucial for companies to have a presence on the web, whether it's a simple landing page, a blog or some social media profiles.
Google's 'Roboto' font for Android is available for download
40 Topmost Paradigm to get Typography Skills
13 Inspiring Typography Videos
Typography and Readability: 5 Golden Rules You Can’t Ignore
The New Web Typography
25+ Free and Premium Web Buttons PSD
30 Free and Classy Thin Fonts
25 fun fonts for font snobs
10 Extremely Good Free Fonts for Your Designs | Freebies
Top 40 Free Fonts for 2011
New High-Quality Free Fonts
15 Icon (@font-face) Web Fonts to Improve your User Interfaces
40 Web Fonts for Body Copy « « Web Design Marketing Podcast & Blog
Fun With Fonts: 5 Free iPhone Games for Typography Fans
5 Tools To Help You Identify Any Font
Fount: Easy Way To Identify Web Font | Software & Utilities
Creating Your Own Fonts
25 Well Crafted Free Minimal Fonts