As Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson once claimed, the best things in life are free. However, the best things in life are also sometimes difficult to find. So how do we find incredible fonts on the Information Superhighway (that’s what the kids are calling it these days, right?) to improve the text on our websites?
There are some noteworthy free font sites out there – we will take a look at three worth checking out. We will also go over three specific fonts I recommend that are located on other font sites, just to get a taste of some alternatives. Finally, we will go to our local 99-cent store and see what they have in the way of fonts.
Three Free Font Resources
Okay, this site is a little annoying, but everybody has to make money somehow – and these guys monetize with pop-ups. There are also links all over the place, some of which forward you to external locations, so proceed with due caution. Nonetheless, more than 10,000 options on an easy-to-search site (provided the distractions don’t get the best of you).
2. Fonts 500
Can you guess how many fonts this site has? I’ll give you a hint – it’s between 495 and 505. This site does not have much advertising, and it’s generally simple and quick to get into font options and review. This site gets a thumbs-up for efficiency of navigation and simplicity of attaining a great font. Additionally, you can copy-paste in a sample of some specific wording that you want to use the font for, so there’s no guessing. Pop-up ads: annoying. Pop-up books: only annoying when read in a sing-songy voice by Aunt Martha (please stop it Martha).
3. Da Font
Da Font has got to be one of the easiest free font sites for beginners – and probably the one I’m mentioning here that was thinking the most about site visitors overall when they designed it. The site includes basic instructions for installation, and you can copy-paste your own text in just like Fonts 500. The only problem with Da Font is that it does not come with a free shoulder and neck massage. It is, unfortunately, just a website.
Three Great Free Fonts
As noted in the introduction, these fonts come from other locations on the Web, just to get a broader sense of possibilities.
Whew, we did it. I can’t believe we’re done. Oh, right – the 99-cent store. Let’s put on our shoes and each grab 50 cents.