What is a good typography?
Good typography is not only limited to choosing a typeface or deciding one typeface from another. Rather, it is a process of thoroughly arranging type in order to make the language visible. The arrangement considers the selection of line spacing, line length, point size, adjusting the space between group of letters or pair of letters. In addition, it includes the right combination of colors. Typography and content makes up 90% of what the site is. So if you want to have a good looking site you need to pay attention to your typography.
The whole process of creating fonts may be a little tricky and time consuming. However, with the use of various typography tools, the process makes things easy and effective. Even professional designers use these tools because not everyone is perfect in typography. Below we have listed the best typography tools to help you find the right one for your design needs.
Typecast is a web app that aims to help designers to use the browser to effectively design typography.
FontFriend allows an easy way to check fonts and font styles directly in the browser without editing code and refreshing pages.
Typekit is a simple, standard compliant tool that lets you choose from hundreds of web fonts where you can add a line of code to your pages.
Font combinatory allows you to preview a font combination in a fast, browser-based manner.
This toolkit comes with a proper markup with extensible styling for common typographic patterns.
This tool allows you to test web fonts on your browser. Simply enter the site URL on their site and you can easily preview the fonts easily.
Browsing on your computer has never been easy with font picker. This tool allows you to browse the numerous fonts on your computer where you can narrow down your selection to easily choose the one that fits for your project.
The Font Feed
The Font Feed offers numerous recommended fonts while imparting their knowledge on typography techniques, and some stunning inspirational examples of digital type at work in the real world.
FontStruct is a free font-building tool that allows you to create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arrange in a grid pattern such as tiles or bricks.
Sometimes using the same traditional fonts from Google web fonts may be too dreary. Fortunately, there are various typography tools today that provide greater alternatives for discovering and filtering the available web fonts that you can use in your design project.
Richard is a creative designer & blogger. He writes for Crayonify about Graphics, Creativity and UX Design. Richard loves to unlock his creativity with writing.