A web without well-made typography is like a body without bones or muscles. Harnessing the power of fonts in web design is as vital as any other elements that make up the design. Good headlines, proper font pairing, and general harmony will go towards making a compelling and effective overall design strategy. I know, I know… not all fonts are readable on the web unless you have them downloaded and it can be hard to find one that works for you what now?
This list is a compilation of websites that provide google font alternatives for use on your website, and by no means exhaustive.
- Google Fonts Library of around 1000 free licensed font families
- DaFont Archive of freely downloadable fonts
- Use & Modify A personal selection of beautiful, classy, punk, professional, incomplete, weird typefaces License: Open source, Free for commercial or personal use.
- 1001 Free Fonts I think the name speaks for itself. License information available on each font
- Font Squirrel Font Squirrel scours the internet for high quality, legitimately free fonts Free for commercial or personal use
- Font Fabric A digital type foundry crafting retail fonts and custom typography for various brands Free & premium fonts
- FontGet Has a variety of fonts available to download and sorted neatly with tags License information available on each font
- Font Space A designer-centered free font website that has quick customizable previews License information available on each font
- Free Typography A list of high-quality fonts
- Leon Sans A geometric sans-serif typeface made with code License: MIT, Free for commercial or personal use.
- Lexend A variable font empirically shown to significantly improve reading-proficiency
- Fonts for Apple Platforms Get the details, frameworks, and tools you need to use system fonts for Apple platforms in your apps
- Fonts Arena FontsArena is a curated typography website with a focus on contemporary typography and high-quality free fonts.
- Befonts High-quality fonts for free Free for commercial or personal use
- Open Foundry The platform for curated open-source typefaces Free for commercial or personal use
- Rough Font Awesome When RoughJS meets Font Awesome License: Open source, Free for commercial or personal use.
- FFonts Stylish fonts for free License information available on each font
- Dev Fonts Find and use the coding fonts License information available on each font
- Fontjoy Generate font pairing in one click
- FontPair Helps you pair Google Fonts together
- Golden Ratio Golden Ratio Typography Calculator
- Font Flipper Preview 800+ Google Fonts on top of your own designs, without having to download the fonts
- FontDrop Simple and easy way to view the contents of font files
- Glyphter Upload your own SVGS and turn them into font files. Useful if you want a smaller library loaded
- Malayalam Fonts Malayalam fonts for free which are maintained by Swathanthra Malayalam Computing(SMC) License: Creative Commons, Free for commercial or personal use.
- Arabic fonts Arabic fonts for free
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