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My favorite fonts for developing websites

Jaden Concord
Vanilla Javascript, Web, Linux, Open Source
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Here are my favorite fonts to use in web projects:

Ubuntu Font

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As the name implies, the Ubuntu font is part of the Ubuntu operating system. I really like this font because of the uniqueness and smoothness. I always download the font and use it as my system font because it's so awesome. It's also free and you can download it from the Ubuntu page.

Comfortaa

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This is also one of my favorites because of the simplicity of the font. You have to use it wisely as it spaces is not the most accessible of a font.

Least Favorite Font

Times New Roman is easily my least favorite font. Who thought it would be a good idea to make the most exclusive proprietor font standard in writing papers?

tip: you can find fonts at fonts.google.com

What are your favorite fonts?

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Michael Floering

One of my favorite programming fonts —

rubjo.github.io/victor-mono/

I like the italics and symbol ligatures (especially with JS)

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Jaden Concord Author

This is an awesome font. It is very unique for a mono font.

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Obscure-Git

I dont like Times New Roman too.

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Michael Floering • Edited

Me too. Also Arial and Calibri. Might be something about them being the defaults.

There's an interesting thing about default settings in the book Originals by Adam Grant. He writes about a study that showed a lot of workplace performance could be predicted by whether users used IE or Safari at work, so it wasn't an OS thing, but rather a matter of who was/wasn't complacent with the defaults. I didn't dig into the study, just paraphrasing Adam Grant's take.

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