Use These Free Fonts for Websites

The best fonts for websites are not the ones you see in a magazine or newspaper. These fonts, which are mostly sans-serif, are optimized for the different ways people view websites today.

Gone are the days when we all viewed websites on the same size CRT monitor. Some of your visitors will read your messages on smartphones, while others can read them on large 50-inch LCD screens. Fonts must be optimized for readability on different screen sizes before they are optimized for style.

We hope you enjoy this list of the 25 best fonts for websites.

1. Open Without

Open Sans is a sans-serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson, a prominent American font designer, and commissioned by Google. Google stated that this font is designed to be ” optimized for readability on print, web and mobile interfaces.The font is available in 10 different formats and is licensed under Version 2.0 of the Apache License.

2. Quicksand

Quicksand is a sans-serif typeface by Andrew Paglinawan, a graphic designer with years of experience in the logo design, print and packaging design industries. The font is available in 7 different styles on Font Squirrel and is licensed under version 1.1 of the SIL open font license.

3. Roboto

Roboto is a sans-serif font designed by Christian Robertson and commissioned by Google as the main font for the Android operating system. The font is available in up to 18 different styles depending on where you download it and is licensed under Version 2.0 of the Apache License.

4. Go

Aller is a sans-serif font designed by Dalton Maag, Ltd., a London-based font design company operating since 1991. The font is available in seven different styles and is licensed under version 1.00 of the Aller license, the company’s free license agreement.

5. Raleway

Raleway is a sans-serif typeface originally designed by Matt McInerney of the League of movable Type and after developed by Pablo Impallari and Rodrigo Fuenzalida of Impallari type. The font is available in 18 different styles and is licensed under version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font license.

6. Lato

Lato, the Polish word for “summer”, is a sans-serif typeface designed by Warsaw-based designer Łukasz Dziedzic. The font was published by Dziedzic’s tyPoland company with the support of Google. The font is available in over 18 different styles on Font Squirrel and is licensed under version 1.10 of the SIL open font license.

7. PT without

PT Sans was designed by Alexandra Korolkova, Olga Umpeleva and Vladimir Yefimov of ParaType. It was developed as part of the Public Types of the Russian Federation project, which celebrated the 300th anniversary of the Civil Police, published by Peter the great between the years 1708 and 1710. The font is available in 8 styles on Font Squirrel and is licensed under version 1.00 of the ParaType PT Sans free font license.

8. Oswald

Oswald is a sans-serif typeface designed by Vernon Adams. The font is a renewed version in Gothic style and is optimized for digital use. The font is available in 15 different styles on Font Squirrel and is licensed under version 1.10 of the SIL open font license.

9. Gothic League

League Gothic is a sans-serif font designed by the League of Movable Type. The font is a reprise of the classic favorite font of the alternative Gothic design team No. 1, which was published in 1903. The renaissance not only opens the font for use in the open source world, but also makes it compatible with the digital age. The font is available in four styles and is licensed under version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font License.

10. Caviar dreams

Caviar Dreams is a sans-serif font designed by Nymphont, a freelance web designer and graphic designer named Lauren Thompson. The font is available in four styles and is licensed under version 1.00 of the Dupont license.

11. Source Without Pro

Source Sans Pro is a sans-serif font designed by Paul D. Hunt and commissioned by Adobe for use on user interfaces. It was designed as part of Adobe’s first open source font family. The font is available in 12 styles and is licensed under version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font license.

12. Titille

Titillium is a sans-serif font designed as part of an ongoing open source project “inside the Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino” as a didactic font design project of the Campi Visivi Master in Visual Design course.The font is available in 15 styles on Font Squirrel and is licensed under version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font license.

13. Monserrat

Montserrat is a sans-serif font designed by Julieta Ulanovsky. The designer was inspired by posters and signs from the 20th century in the urban districts of Buenos Aires to design this font. It is available in 8 styles on Font Squirrel and is licensed under version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font license.

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