Fonts and typography are an important part of any web design, and in recent years the possibilities have increased dramatically for web designers. There are a number of great tools and resources out there that can help you in various ways related to web design and typography. In this post we’ll showcase 10 resources that can prove to be useful in your own work. Some of them are free and others are commercial.
Font Squirrel is probably the font resource that I use the most in my own work. It is a site where you can download hundreds of free fonts, and best of all, they focus only on fonts that are licensed for commercial use. While there are plenty of sites out there that offer fonts for free download, if you have ever paid much attention to the licensing details you know that many of them are free for personal use only. Just when you think you’ve found the right font for your project it often turns out to be free for personal use only. You can avoid this frustration by using Font Squirrel.
The fonts at Font Squirrel are categorized by type, with categories like serif, sans serif, slab serif, grunge, handdrawn, and more. You can also download @font-face kits for fonts that are licensed accordingly, and they also offer a webfont generator.