Top Web Design Fonts for the Best Web Design Experience

Posted by Adam Mathews on January 7th, 2020

The fonts used on the website may seem one of the least important aspects of web design. However, taking care of such tiny details is what helps to distinguish a professional website from an amateur one. To create high-quality website designs, it is essential to make proper font choices. The font you use can help to deliver your brand's message to the audience. It can also have a psychological impact on them and make them want to revisit your site. Fonts have the power to give your brand its distinct identity and communicate its unique idea. Here are some of the best fonts you must check out:

Alternate Gothic: Alternate Gothic is a font designed by Morris Fuller Benton. It can give your site a clean feel. It can be used for both heading and body of the text and can also be used in combination with the Proxima Nova font. 

Playfair Display: Playfair Display was created by Claus Eggers Sørensen. It has a non-traditional look with its combination of gentle serifs and italic. It is not your usual serif font. You should try it if you prefer to have a classic feel on your site and do not want to go for the traditional Times New Roman or Georgia fonts. 

Open Sans: Open Sans is a font commonly used by many well-known brands on their websites. Also it's the most used font by web designers for hire. It is considered more readable than a lot of other fonts and tends to attract more views. It has strong letterforms which increase its legibility. Open Sans also has an extensive font library and is perhaps the best substitute for the sans serif fonts. 

Yellowtail: Yellowtail is a font built on Kaufmann and Gillies Gothic fonts. It is unique and is highly suitable for websites that do not deal with topics that are too serious. It was inspired by flat brush typefaces and can be read even when the pixels are low. 

Palanquin: Palanquin is a font designed specifically for the digital age. It draws inspiration from the old scripts of Latin and Devanagari. It is highly versatile with its conventional typography and distinct visual flair. It also has a darker version called Palanquin Dark that can be used to extend its text weights. 

Fira Sans: Fira Sans was created by Erik Spiekermann. The font is beautiful and puts a lot of focus on typography. It is a combination of text figures and small caps. Although it was initially available in only four weights, now it has sixteen variations. If you want to try a free web font, Fira Sans is perfect for you. 

GT Walsheim: GT Walsheim is a font popularly used in design blogs of today. It was designed by Noël Leu. It has a sort of geometric pattern with its unique sans-serif typeface. The font comes at a price, but you can always check out their free version before purchasing the full one. 

Open Sans and Roboto: Open Sans and Roboto are two different fonts that can be used in combination with one another. The fonts are crisp and make your texts more legible. Using them in combination can work well for your website if you want to focus on your brand message from the first page itself. Open Sans is available in regular weight and semi-bold and looks best when used in the header. If you use it as the header font and use Roboto for your subject or body, it is better to use the semi-bold Open Sans. On the other hand, if you use Roboto as the header, the medium Roboto looks best along with a regular Open Sans. 

Merriweather Light and Lato Regular: These two font combinations can make your site look professional and serious. Merriweather Light has a modern look and suits well with Lato Regular. It can be highly appealing to your customers if you use it on your homepage. It is also perfect for websites that require their customers to scroll down for more information about their brand. 

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