I recently wrote about how to add Google Fonts to your WordPress site and that led me to share this post on the best Google Fonts.
Of course, this list is just based on my opinion, however the popularity of these fonts and their consistent use across the web implies the list has some worthy selections.
Be sure to evaluate which one of these fonts best fits your site design. Obviously, some will be better than others.
So here goes my top 10 Google Fonts:
1) Open Sans
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.
2) Droid Sans
Commonly paired with Lobster font or other serifs, 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.
Having been widely used throughout designers’ websites, the Oswald font underwent a few iterations and is now prime for your next project.0
Oswald is a reworking of the classic style historically represented by the ‘Alternate Gothic’ sans serif typefaces.
Originally, the Lato family was conceived as a set of corporate fonts for a large client, however the creator took a more stylistic approach.
Arvo is a geometric slab-serif typeface family suited for screen and print. The family includes 4 cuts: Roman, Italic, Roman Bold, Bold Italic.
Raleway is an elegant sans-serif typeface family which works quite well when you need a unique touch for headings or typographic teasers.
The creator was inspired by the old posters and signs in the traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires called Montserrat widely found in urban typography from the first half of the twentieth century.
Exo is a contemporary geometric sans serif typeface that tries to convey a technological/futuristic feeling while keeping an elegant design.
The Oxygen typeface family is created as part of the KDE Project, a libre desktop for the GNU+Linux operating system.
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 settle in to their natural width. This makes for a more natural reading rhythm more commonly found in humanist and serif types.
11) Source Sans Pro
Adobe’s first open source typeface family, was designed by Paul D. Hunt. It is a sans serif typeface intended to work well in user interfaces.
Based on ligatures (different letter-pairs), Lobster uses the best possible variation of each letter depending on the context of the letter inside each word. It’s perfect for interesting headings, but shouldn’t be over-used.
So there’s my list of the best Google Fonts. What do you think? Did I miss any?
Which Google web font is your favorite, and feel free to share your website IF you’re using any of these specific fonts.