Web 2.0 Typography: Font Applications

April 7th, 2009

As many graphic designers and typesetters will tell you, a good font can change the way you feel about a text, and so it’s no surprise that fonts are in high demand for all sorts of occasions from the amusing to the professional. But how does a web 2.0 user get the most out of fonts without purchasing an expensive library?

The answer comes to us with font applications, the utilities that let us search for fonts by genre, type, and in some cases will even let us find fonts based on a file. This week we’ll be looking at the applications FontStruct, MyFonts, and dafont to get a better idea of what can be done with a font application.

Each of these applications let you search and find fonts for your needs, and depending on the font, at a lower cost than design services offer. Some offer services such as font matching to find fonts, and others actually allow you to create your own. If you would like to get a head start on applications like these, there is the Listio search: find+fonts.

Next in this series: DaFont: Searching Tool For Fonts

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