If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you!
In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn you how to quickly and easily identify fonts that are used on any web page you visit, as well as how to download those fonts from Google’s fonts collection site with a couple of mouse clicks, so long as Google has them available.
The video also covers how to install downloaded fonts into Windows so that they can be used in any text editing software you have that allows you to select different fonts.
I plan to also write an illustrated article tutorial on this topic, so if you prefer reading and viewing screen shots
as opposed to video learning, then head over to my article How to Identify Fonts on a website and download them
Please enjoy the video..
1. (00:33) Install the Fount Java Script button into your browser
Browse over to FOUNT
in your browser and follow the instructions on the page to install the the free "fount" button.
2. (01:03) Identify the Font you're interested in
On any web page containing the font you're interested in, click your newly installed fount button and then click on the font text you want to identify
3. (01:40) Click the Google Fonts link if available
If the View fonts on Google Fonts link becomes available to you, then Google has a copy of the font available for download. Click the link to be taken to the font download area. If the link is not there, then you will need to do a manual search to find out where you can obtain the font elsewhere.
4. (01:50) Download the Font from Google Fonts