Find the perfect font. Web accessible. Pair it automatically.
If you are looking for a solution of matching the look & feel with your company with a font that will look identical across multiple browsers and computers, look no further than google fonts:
These are a collection of free fonts, available for print or web. You can provide your own headline or company name in the “Preview Text” section and choose a type-face that meets your requirements.
The following 3 websites also provide free-fonts, but many of these type-faces will be unavailable for your browser. If your project is exclusively print-based and/or your web text can be converted to a graphic (i.e. a logo or header), these resources may be useful to you:
Here is some terminology that can help you communicate with your designer about the look and layout of the font that best suits your project.
- the height of a font’s main body – not including ascenders or descenders
- the space vertically between lines of text – name comes from the physical piece of lead that used to be used in mechanical printing process to separate lines of text
- the line accross the bottom of a font’s x-height – discounting descenders
- the amount a character’s horizontal space encroaches into it’s neighbour.
- Point Size
- or px size if using pixel based sizes for web – The font size in pixels or points
- parts of a character which ‘ascend’ above it’s x-height – upper staff of a lower case b,d,t etc
- parts of a character which ‘descend’ below it’s x-height – lower tail of a g or y etc.
- the horizontal space between each character
Typography content borrowed from Typography 101 at BrightLemon.com