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How to choose perfect font in a short time?

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#1 galib1992ict

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

I've downloaded about 1500 fonts for design work. But it is also boring to check all fonts one by one. I spend most of my time in this boring job. Because the font should match with design. Is there any easiest way to save my time in this process?
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#2 HappyGD

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:01 AM

There's a site I posted here at DC last year (I think) called Workmark It: wordmark.it - helps you choose fonts! You can type a word and it will show it in every font you have installed on your computer. It's good for comparing typefaces and you can even print it out.

But 1500 is quite alot! Do you use a font manager? If not and you have a PC, here's a free one you can try out called Nexus Font: NexusFont: Font Viewer/Manager for Windows You can view multiple fonts at once to save time. If you use a Mac then it comes with the Font Book app. It's also a good idea to deactivate most of the fonts you don't use on a regular bases so it doesn't take up as much memory on start-up
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#3 galib1992ict

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:27 PM

Using Nexus is the best idea. Thank you

#4 dilip08kmar

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:54 PM

what are the best web standard fonts that most of the web designers use?

#5 HappyGD

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:40 PM

what are the best web standard fonts that most of the web designers use?

If you are looking for free fonts for web use, Google fonts and Font Squirrel have some ok ones. Most of the better web fonts are from pay sites where they are properly built for reading on multiple screens. But Google fonts and Font Squirrel should be alright.

I have also seen some professional websites use web-safe fonts like Verdana and Georgia. They were created specifically for readability on screens so don't hesitate to use them if needed

#6 kristijp

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:14 AM

It's worth doing some research on a font manager that works for you. One that can categorize them into groups and sub groups like serif and sans serif or gothic/geometric/humanist, etc. is what I find to work best. Of course that requires some pre-screening on your part, narrowing down the subset of typeface that will work for a specific project.

My advice may be a bit old school, but a font manager can only do so much. You're right in saying the font should match with the design.. you save yourself a lot of time by becoming familiar with the general look of type you are going for before delving into a set of 1500 fonts.

#7 galib1992ict

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:42 PM

Thanks for your advice kristijp

#8 Jobzz

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:27 PM

Thanks for the info HappyDG

#9 ireen77

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 05:31 PM

thaks your info HAPPYGD

#10 rey79

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:25 AM

Thaks for info

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:42 PM

Thanks for the info,

#12 nvshajan

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:52 PM

thanks

#13 ccboy

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:14 AM

Thanks for info

#14 brittjones

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:42 AM

I love typekit.com :)

#15 SLX

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 05:40 PM

WOW! Thanks Happy GD! wordmark.it is amazing!

#16 Anastasiia

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:44 PM

Thank you very much for this information. It is very usefull for me!

#17 carmelmiller

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 07:29 AM

Good resource! Fonts are one of the most important part of any webiste design!



#18 The Lion Studios

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 03:00 AM

Well i've the best idea... First make a list of good fonts like Serif and Sans seirf.. If you don't know about them then search about them. I most use the list of fonts that i made for logos, web, prints etc. And mostly i like to use sans fonts cuz they looks awesome on both prints and web like helvetica, gotham, avant garde etc...



#19 raihanacitrabetary

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 05:59 AM

There's a site I posted here at DC last year (I think) called Workmark It: wordmark.it - helps you choose fonts! You can type a word and it will show it in every font you have installed on your computer. It's good for comparing typefaces and you can even print it out.

But 1500 is quite alot! Do you use a font manager? If not and you have a PC, here's a free one you can try out called Nexus Font: NexusFont: Font Viewer/Manager for Windows You can view multiple fonts at once to save time. If you use a Mac then it comes with the Font Book app. It's also a good idea to deactivate most of the fonts you don't use on a regular bases so it doesn't take up as much memory on start-up

 

I never knew it before, I think the wordmark.it is so helpful and save a lot of my time. Thank you so much, that is cool.



#20 camilabou

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:58 PM

Yes, i use wordmark.it and it works pretty good :)







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