Font is very important both web designer and content writer even reader. With the growing amount of businesses engaging in content marketing, font selection is becoming all the more crucial. There’s nothing worse than coming across a website with awesome content and horrible typeface. One of your main goals as a designer or content writer is ensuring a positive experience for the end-user. After the release of Google Web Fonts, it’s become a lot easier to incorporate beautiful typography into your websites.
The aim of this post is to facilitate the choice of a google font (out of the hundreds available) whose technical and visual characteristics make them more readable and compatible with a wide variety of devices, browsers and operating systems. For this reason, we’ve put together our most beautiful Google readability fonts that are sure to bring out the best of your design or content.
1. Open Sans:
Open Sans is a humanist sans serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson, Type Director of Ascender Corp. This version contains the complete 897 character set, which includes the standard ISO Latin 1, Latin CE, Greek and Cyrillic character sets. Open Sans was designed with an upright stress, open forms and a neutral, yet friendly appearance. It was optimized for print, web, and mobile interfaces, and has excellent legibility characteristics in its letterforms.
Open Sans is an upright stressed font with open forms and a neutral but friendly appearance. It was optimized for print, web and mobile interface and has gained extreme popularity over the excellent legibility of the typeface.
2. Droid Sans:
Droid Sans is a humanist sans serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson, Type Director of Ascender Corp. Droid Sans was designed with an upright stress, open forms and a neutral, yet friendly appearance. Droid Sans was optimized for user interfaces and to be comfortable for reading on a mobile handset in menus, web browser and other screen text.
Similar to its open sans counterpart, this font was also designed with an upright stress, open forms and a neutral but friendly appearance. Droid was heavily optimized for user interfaces and to be comfortable for reading on a mobile handset in menus, web browser and other screen text.
3. Raleway Font:
Raleway is an elegant sans-serif typeface family. Initially designed by Matt McInerney as a single thin weight, it was expanded into a 9 weight family by Pablo Impallari and Rodrigo Fuenzalida in 2012 and iKerned by Igino Marini. A thorough review and italic was added in 2016.
It is a display face and the download features both old style and lining numerals, standard and discretionary ligatures, a pretty complete set of diacritics, as well as a stylistic alternate inspired by more geometric sans-serif typefaces than its neo-grotesque inspired default character set.
Lato is a sans serif typeface family started in the summer of 2010 by Warsaw-based designer Łukasz Dziedzic (“Lato” means “Summer” in Polish). In December 2010 the Lato family was published under the Open Font License by his foundry tyPoland, with support from Google.
Lato comes with a great selection of weights, of which Lato Light I often use for headlines and callout text. Lato is great for stand out headings but also body copy. The font is based off classical proportions which are particularly visible in the uppercase in order to give the letterforms a familiar sense of harmony and elegance.
5. PT Sans Font:
PT Sans was developed for the project “Public Types of Russian Federation.” The second family of the project, PT Serif, is also available. The fonts are released with a libre license and can be freely redistributed: The main aim of the project is to give possibility to the people of Russia to read and write in their native languages.
PT Sans is based on Russian sans serif types of the second part of the 20th century, but at the same time has distinctive features of contemporary humanistic designs.
Roboto has a dual nature. It has a mechanical skeleton and the forms are largely geometric. At the same time, the font features friendly and open curves. While some grotesks distort their letterforms to force a rigid rhythm, Roboto doesn’t compromise, allowing letters to be settled into their natural width. This makes for a more natural reading rhythm more commonly found in humanist and serif types.
Roboto is the font we’re using for our blog which features friendly and open curves. The goal of the this font was not to allow distorted letterforms to force a rigid rhythm. In contrast, Roboto doesn’t compromise by allowing letter to be settled into their natural width. This makes for a more natural reading rhythm more commonly found in humanist and serif types.
7. Ubuntu Font:
The new Ubuntu Font Family was started to enable the personality of Ubuntu to be seen and felt in every menu, button and dialog. The typeface is sans-serif, uses OpenType features and is manually hinted for clarity on desktop and mobile computing screens.
Ubuntu Font was Designed by Dalton Maag for use in the Ubuntu operating system, Ubuntu is a humanist-style font that’s popular for being very rounded and quirky. The curves in most characters meet the stem directly at the end so there’s no sign of any serif or ear.
8. Josefin Slab:
Josefin Slab was the first typeface–at least in my mind–I designed! But I decided to start simple with Josefin Sans. Following the 1930s trend for geometric typefaces, it just came to me that something between Kabel and Memphis with modern details will look great.
Josefin Slab is a Scandinavian style font with typewriter style attributes. It was developed by Santiago Orozco who wanted to stick to the idea of Scandinavian style, so he put a lot of attention to the diacritics.
Arvo is a geometric slab-serif typeface family suited for screen and print. The family includes 4 cuts: Roman, Italic, Roman Bold, Bold Italic. It is a libre font, first published in Google Fonts. The flavour of the font is rather mixed. Its monolinear-ish, but has a tiny bit of contrast (which increases the legibility a little in Mac OS X.)
If you need a font with character, don’t look past Arvo, great for designs with punch and that human touch. Might work well too for some corporate directions.
10. Libre Baskerville:
Libre Baskerville is a web font optimized for body text (typically 16px.) It is based on the American Type Founder’s Baskerville from 1941, but it has a taller x-height, wider counters and a little less contrast, that allow it to work well for reading on-screen.