Good fonts for headings or titles in web pages?

Posted on 2008-06-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I have downloaded and reviewed hundreds of fonts. However I am not finding fonts that are usable for creating titles and headings for web pages.

I am looking for fonts which look professional, clean even when in bold. The letters have clean outlines. Basically ones which are not artsy. kinda wide to show texture & bevels clearly but not requiring much space than normal.

I hope I am explaining this clearly. I don't know what I want exactly but fonts which web designers usually use.

If I get some font names or web sites which provide these kinds of fonts, I will have a head start.

To used in Windows.


Question by:jentel2
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YourReference earned 1000 total points
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There might be something in here:

Also an awsome website is www.whatthefont.com.

You can type in any text and preview the top fonts.

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There's only a handful of fonts you CAN use in a website, mainly Times New Roman, Aerial, Courier New and Verdana . .

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I believe he is talking about in a JPG
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I will using TrueType fonts in a paint program and outputting a gif or jpg.
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I prefer fonts without serifs, myself... like verdana, or franklin gothic medium.

What are you looking at them with...  just Character Map?
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Fonts are a matter of taste to some extent, but also convey messages with different elements of style, boldness, curves, etc. Selection of the 'right' font for a certain project is an important part of the design process.

For a range of professional-quality modern fonts for free, try here: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/fonts/ (jump to the articles on "40+ Excellent Freefonts..." and "80 Beautiful Typefaces..."


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The 80 fonts and whatthefont gave me a huge jump. Thanks.

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