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Old 21-06-2012, 13:58   #1 (permalink)
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Are there any GOOD web fonts available?

Hello all,

been trying out web fonts on my site (test site: homepage | Rhys Jones - lovely theme by Orman Clark, I don't have the time to write my own and figured this one will do!). As you can see from the title (Rhys Jones) the applied web font looks like absolute balls, at least in Chrome on Windows 7. It's a jagged mess plus the kerning is shot.

My question is, are there any web fonts which look GOOD or is this still an emerging art that needs time and I should just jump back into PotatoShop and create the title as an image?
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Old 21-06-2012, 14:00   #2 (permalink)
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Font Squirrel has a few decent title fonts that you can test drive:

Font Squirrel | Download Hundreds of Free @font-face Fonts
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Old 21-06-2012, 14:09   #3 (permalink)
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Good web typefaces

Face it thought, Chrome has shit font rendering no matter what you do on your end.
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Old 21-06-2012, 14:33   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks lads, looks like the Font Squirrel choice helped a lot. Went with Cardo which shows up nicely now. Ta!
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Old 21-06-2012, 16:09   #5 (permalink)
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Hey rusty,

Oh boy! Are you missing out, believe it or not there are a few major services that allow you to embed different fonts on your website page, in your CSS file, etc. without the need to upload fonts, or pay for a service. There is one service I use specifically, and it would be Google Web Fonts. And it's absolutely free.

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Old 26-06-2012, 00:59   #6 (permalink)
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I think we need to make a sticky with these. There're some good ones on google web fonts and font squirrel

Open Sans
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Old 26-06-2012, 12:35   #7 (permalink)
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I think we need to make a sticky with these. There're some good ones on google web fonts and font squirrel

Open Sans

Look at the link I posted above, it isn't stickied but it probably should be, especially if we get more good examples.
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Old 26-06-2012, 17:29   #8 (permalink)
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Also haven't checked if this actually works, but.

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Old 26-06-2012, 17:44   #9 (permalink)
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Roll over the image on your link, it works but if you look closely you can see why it's almost like applying a light blur in PS to fix edges. A cheat but most people won't see it.
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