Solved

Best font for company title on website

Posted on 2008-06-12
6
3,377 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I am crating a company website and I am looking for the best font for the company name in the website. Can anyone recommend some good front that can be used for company name?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:rowfei
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:thx2-net
thx2-net earned 150 total points
ID: 21776152
It really depends on the company name, what they do, their products and services. A gif or jpg logo is best instead of just a font typed name.

There are plenty of places to get a really nice logo designed at great prices.

Search ebay for "logo graphic design"
http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&dfsp=1&catref=C6&from=R40&satitle=logo+graphic+design&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=92024&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1%26fsoo%3D1&fgtp=

Here's one example of a store that offers logos for just $25 http://stores.ebay.com/OCDesignsonline-Logo-Store-Designs

A Logo will look much more professional than just a typed company name in a special font.

Place a bid on www.rentacoder.com or www.elance.com for a small job - you can get a nice logo for under $50

If you're really set on a font, I've used all of the following on logos I've created.

Bank Gothic
Impact
Due Date

But it really depends on the company name, how long it is, and if there is a tag line.

The best thing to do if you want to use a font is open up MSWord, type the company name several times - once per line, then select the name and change the font for each line.  Pick 10 - 20 different fonts and sizes, then print out the page, ask some associates and friends what they like and go from there.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:ralraus
ID: 21776190
Does the company already have a logo or business card and letterhead?  Have they scratched any thing down on paper? If so try to get that, look at the business card and letterhead and check it against what you have. Many companies will want to stay with some type of common theme; picking something close to their theme might make your choice easier and keep them happy.

Like doing outdoor signs for a company you want the letters to be visible from a distance. Driving down a highway there is a 3 second rule. You want the driver to be able to look and see everything important in 2-3 seconds or signs and bill boards. Designing screen print logos and company names can get costly with multiple colors and hard to transfer letters. Simple classic and easy to read is always safe when your not sure.  

If the site is a kids site, Comic Sands looks good. It looks good anyway for many things.
 
If they are making a lot of reports and coping newspaper articles Courier (NEW )Times or Times Roman.

Something more conservative would be Ariel Rounded MT Bold, Veranda or Garamond.

I like Tahoma and Garamond. If you can outline your letters and even add some shadow their easy to see, thick, clear and the micro spacing is consistent. Be sure to contrast them with the immediate background.

I use some graphics software that has thousands of fonts available. I have been using this software for years, but I have found over time that the simpler and the more common the font the better for everyone. Simple for you, easy to read, something that will not take away from the content. I could have done what I am sure many are doing and just send you a BIG list of favorite fonts, instead I just sent a few and some information to help you choose.

Good Luck!
0
 

Author Comment

by:rowfei
ID: 21778870
Thanks all.

Ralraus - Can you give me the name of graphics you are using that includes thousands of fonts available?

Thanks
0
Forrester Webinar: xMatters Delivers 261% ROI

Guest speaker Dean Davison, Forrester Principal Consultant, explains how a Fortune 500 communication company using xMatters found these results: Achieved a 261% ROI, Experienced $753,280 in net present value benefits over 3 years and Reduced MTTR by 91% for tier 1 incidents.

 

Accepted Solution

by:
ralraus earned 200 total points
ID: 21780041
I have been using Corel since version 2.0 (I still have the original floppies somewhere) thats 13 versions ago. Corel Graphics Suite 3X comes with over 1000 Open Type fonts in the package with out spending the extra money. They are happy to sell more if you want them. I also have Adobe. I am not as experienced with CS3. Adobe is very proud of their fonts and likes to charge for it. Each graphics product has its pros and cons. My opinion on these products is bias, just because I have been using Corel for so long.
0
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:bluefezteam
bluefezteam earned 150 total points
ID: 21781454
www.1001freefonts.com

really useful site for free fonts.

A very common font for a clean modern logo design is VAG Rounded, alternatively Arial Rounded
0
 

Author Comment

by:rowfei
ID: 21785793
Thanks, all.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Any business that wants to seriously grow needs to keep the needs and desires of an international audience of their websites in mind. Making a website friendly to international users isn’t prohibitively expensive and can provide an incredible return…
Color can increase conversions, create feelings of warmth or even incite people to get behind a cause. If you want your website to really impact site visitors, then it is vital to consider the impact color has on them.
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to style different bullet points for unordered lists in CSS. Begin with a normal unordered list; the default bullet point is a solid circle: In the CSS, create a defined class of unordered list by typing "ul.S…
The is a quite short video tutorial. In this video, I'm going to show you how to create self-host WordPress blog with free hosting service.

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question