Being the holidays, many of you may decide to skip buying expensive greeting cards and make your own “custom” designed cards. Or maybe place settings for the table, a poster with a festive greeting, a voucher as a gift for someone…what do these things have in common? They all require fonts in order to type and arrange the text on the page.
The Internet is awash with font sites, some excellent, some OK, and a lot mediocre. We here at MakeUseOf have covered countless font sites over the years, but here are 5 which we haven’t covered yet, which I think are rather good.
And so we start off our collection of font sites by looking at Font Palace. This site has fonts for both Windows and Mac OSX, and can either be downloaded as freeware, shareware, or under an Open Source licence. People can also submit their own fonts (provided of course the font belongs to them).
Some of the fonts are rather weird and not worth downloading. But some are great. You just have to browse.
This is a very unique site because it is a “pay what you want” site. If you see a font you want to download, just enter the amount you want to donate, and then you will get the “download” button. If you don’t want to pay, you can just enter “0” and you will still get the download link. But before you do that, think of the starving font artists!
FontZone has over 50,000 cool fonts which you can freely download for your own purposes, all of them totally free, gratis, free of cost. The designs are really good too. In fact, this is one of the first places I check when I am looking for a specific font for my own computer. Browse through the detailed category listings to get to the font you want.
FontFabric is a collection of paid and free fonts, but the free ones are really really good. They are very high quality, and a brand new one comes out every Monday. It is definitely worth keeping an eye on this site.
Finally we come to a site which is also totally 100% free, and should be also one of the first places to look for a font. This site enables you to enter a sample text and then see what that text looks like in each font, so you can choose the right one. The fonts are really nice and worth trying out.
Which font sites do you depend on? Let us know in the comments.