Choosing Fonts for Your Website Design

The font is a critical factor in creating a website. For one, it will either make it easy or difficult for your readers to read the content of your website.

Another thing is that, it also says a lot in the overall design of your website. It is therefore important to choose a font that is legible and pleasing to the eyes as well.

Here are some factors that you should consider when choosing fonts for your website:

1. Font size

– this is an important consideration when choosing a font. You should determine what font size will do the job that you expect it to do. For your overall content, you should make sure that they are big enough to be readable by average readers.

Also make the size varied for different elements such as the content, the headline and the header. Also consider offering an option for changing the font sizes for the convenience of your readers.

2. Font type

– apart from the graphics, the font type also says a lot in the overall design of your website so you should choose your font type carefully. In general, fonts used nowadays are sans serif fonts which are easier on the eyes. Arial is probably the most widely-used of these sans serif fonts.

3. Color

– once you’ve got the color scheme of your entire website figured out, choosing the color of your font would be a breeze. However, keep in mind that the color should contrast well enough with the background so that it will be easy to read.

2 thoughts on “Choosing Fonts for Your Website Design”

  1. I complete agree, particularly with the importance of your font’s color. I can’t tell you how many sites I’ve visited that I could not see the font due to the background color. It’s sad when I have to highlight the text to be able to read it. It makes me think they are trying to hide something.

    We’ve all been to those sites, you know…the ones with gray type on black backgrounds. They are hard to read at best. And to boot, the majority of the text on those sites are smaller than normal. Sometimes you can enlarge the text with the CTL+”+” but when you’re fighting with the gray text anyway, well…they have just lost a viewer. My bifocals can only do so much.

    Thanks for the post.

  2. Thanks for the post Barbara. I have to admit though, I once had my Twitter account with white text on a white background (a mistake of course!), and didn’t notice until someone clued me in a couple hours later.

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