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A collection of 10 free fonts for 2015

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The primary purpose of type is not just to be readable, but also to convey information that is to be remembered. Surprisingly, readability might not always lead to the best information retention. Whatever font or fonts you choose to get your message out, make sure you choose one that balances readability with personality. Here are a couple of free fonts we think are pretty cool! Read More


Adding a touch of style

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Styling text is a way to help a reader distinguish one bit of text from another. The right choice and use of type can give design impact. There are a number of variables you can alter when styling text for web. These properties can be added to a style sheet or used as an inline style. Font-family is one styling property; Helvetica looks very different from Times New Roman. A word’s colour is another part of its style; red text is easily distinguished from green text. Whether designing web pages or a blog article, bookmark this article for easy access to make styling your next web text easy.  Read More

How to install new fonts

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Download and add new fonts to your computer by following these few steps

You can easily find and install new fonts on your computer with just a few clicks. There are many free typestyles available online on sites such as Font Squirrel, DaFont, 1001 Free Fonts and FFonts. You can also browse the range of hundreds of Open Source fonts at Google fonts that are free for use for print and web designs. However, don’t get too carried away with your use of fonts. Remember your reader will get frustrated if they can’t read your words. Also read the license carefully. Many free fonts are licensed for personal use only and don’t include commercial use.

If you have never downloaded a font file before, here are the basic steps.

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