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Kevin Marville
Kevin Marville

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Font Families

Choosing the right font can make or break a design. Let's break down the basics of font families in my code preview !.

body {
  font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; /* Versatile Open Sans */
  color: #99c1f1;
  margin: 2%;
  padding: 2%;

  /* Gradient background with purple top, darker middle, and black bottom */
  background: linear-gradient(to bottom,
                             #800080 0%,
                             #400040 50%,
                             black 100%);
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Sans-serif options:

  • Open Sans: A clean, open-source font family with a wide range of weights and styles, making it very versatile.
  • Proxima Nova: A popular choice for its clear and professional look, suitable for both headings and body text.
  • Poppins: A geometric sans-serif with a friendly and approachable feel, good for websites and user interfaces.
  • Montserrat: A modern sans-serif with a slightly condensed look, adding a touch of personality.
  • Inter: A clean and legible font with a technical vibe, perfect for tech-related websites and apps.

Serif options (for a more classic modern feel):

  • Playfair Display: A stylish serif font with a classic touch, great for headings and branding.
  • Raleway: A versatile serif with a clean and slightly geometric look, well-suited for headings and body text.
  • Merriweather: A modern serif with a warm and inviting feel, ideal for body text.
  • Source Serif Pro: A clean and professional serif with a wide range of weights, great for various purposes.

1. Helvetica: The Timeless Champ

Helvetica is like the cool kid in town, loved by brands like Toyota for its simple and modern look. It's what we call a "sans-serif" font, meaning it's clean and doesn't have those fancy strokes at the ends of letters.

Meet Its Serif Buddy: Playfair Display

For a more classic vibe, Playfair Display adds a touch of elegance, perfect for titles and logos.

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No Serif, No Problem

If serifs aren't your thing, try fonts like Open Sans or Proxima Nova. They're clean, modern, and perfect for any project.

2. Arial: The Web's Go-To

Arial is like the online version of Helvetica. It was made to look good on screens, with slightly more space between letters and some subtle shape changes.

What They Have in Common

Both Helvetica and Arial are easy to read and work well in branding, websites, and publications.

'Open Sans', a modern favorite for its clean lines and versatility. It's a solid choice for web design, keeping things fresh and easy to read.

In short, fonts are like ingredients in a recipe – choose the right ones, and your design will shine. Whether you're into the timeless vibe of Helvetica, the digital-friendly Arial, or the modern look of Open Sans, there's a font out there for everyone.

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Top comments (1)

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Xavier Jouvenot

Hi @kvnbbg,

First of all, really interesting article ! 👍
What about Comic Sans MS ?

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