Custom Fonts in Web Design

Custom web page fonts have been available to web designers for years by adding them to images. Otherwise you had to use web safe fonts in the web design. Examples are Verdana, Georgia, Arial, etc. These were the fonts that every computer is shipped with whether they were PC's or Mac's. In order for a designer to add a custom webpage font they had to have that font on their computer and put the font on the image by adding the font through Photoshop or some other image editor. That has changed recently with the advent of font kits. Now we can all have custom fonts. Not every one we want, but there is a large variety to choose from. Some render better than others on web pages.

I do not recommend using any of these as a replacement for all your text. But for balloon tips (information windows like my mouseover information tips on hyperlinks) they are fine. Stay with the web safe fonts like Verdana for your main paragraph text except where you may want to use something different to draw attention. Example:

"Never take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway" - unknown author

 I use fall back fonts in case of failure on any custom font, so your text will always show, it just may not be the custom font you wanted if a font link gets corrupted. See my article on web site maintenance and what I offer.

If you decide you some designer web fonts incorporated into your site, let me know which one and I will send you an example of what the font looks like on the site in a real website setting and if there is a fee. Some of our Wordpress Templates already have some fonts pre-installed. If you decide this is what you want, tell me where you want it on your site and I will get it installed for you. Contact me if you need more information on custom fonts.

 

**Note some are free for both personal and business sites and some might want a small fee to buy the use of their font. I will let you know if there is a fee before I use it. Most of them are free for all to use.**

 

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