Free Typography Resources to Make Your Website Look Great

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Are you tired of using the same old fonts and wishing for something delightfully different? You’re in luck, because Google is offering you a chance to browse and use a wide assortment of typefaces – for free! Everything you’ve always wanted is available at Google Fonts, so you can channel your inner typographic artist and give your law firm’s website a makeover.

Start by going to https://fonts.google.com and taking a look around. You’ll see a huge selection of open-source fonts that you can use on your site or any other project. If you’re committed to creating a look no one else matches, typographically speaking, you’ll be able to find what you need here before it’s popular. Whatever your firm’s style, you’ll see plenty to choose from – including the latest releases from type designers.

Since there’s so much on the site, you may want to utilize the plentiful search features. You can limit your search to serif or sans serif fonts, monospaced fonts or handwriting styles as well as display types. Choose the thickness range, degree of slant and width you prefer. You’ll find fonts for English and a large list of other languages, too – all of which you can specify in the search parameters. (Google says there are over 135 to choose from.) You can even opt to view fonts by popularity or dates. Hoping for something brand new and different? No problem! Just sort fonts by age and you can be sure to get something that hasn’t been overused by others.

For attorneys who are never quite sure which wine to serve with the meal or which tie to wear with a particular shirt, Google offers a helpful pairing feature. When you click on a font family you’ll be offered suggestions for other fonts that play well with it. Suddenly you’re a typographic artiste!

There are other nice features as well, like reports showing how many times each font has been used that week, how many websites use it and a graph illustrating how popular your chosen font is in different parts of the globe. Especially helpful is the color selection tool that lets you see how a font would look against various background colors.

Even if you doubt the sincerity of Google’s Don’t Be Evil policy, you’ll surely agree that this is a pretty nice service. Take advantage of Google Fonts to make your next project or web update a thing of beauty with a free, open-source font and all the other law firms will wonder when you had time to go to design school.

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Sarah Warlick is responsible for making us and all of our clients sound professional and eloquent as the content director at bbr marketing. In this role, Sarah is in charge of ensuring that all copy is well-written, accurate and free of pesky typos before it heads out the door. Additionally, she is a prolific writer and a frequent contributor to bbr marketing’s blog sites. She spends a good deal of time writing copy for our clients and has a unique way of crawling into our clients’ heads to create ghostwritten copy that sounds as if it came directly from their pen.

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