LearnShowcase of the Best Google Fonts

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writes on February 1, 2012

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It’s no secret that I am in love with Google Fonts. In fact, I use Google Fonts frequently in Treehouse videos. :)

A screenshot of sans-serif typography that replicates the text from Darwin's book The Origin of Species.

The ongoing drawback to Google Fonts has been the smaller selection compared to other font services, but that’s rapidly changing. Even better, an editorialized web page called “Beautiful Web Type” has popped up that showcases the best fonts that Google has to offer. Loving this!

3 Responses to “Showcase of the Best Google Fonts”

  1. Why doesn’t the site work in IE7? (Why am I looking at it in IE7? Because most of us still have to support it.) ((I believe the answer to my own question is because the coder has improperly placed their HTML5shiv script.)) My biggest beef with Google Web Fonts is that they still don’t look very good on Windows, at least using their recommended javascript embed method. The @font-face embed method seems better if you care about cross-platform aesthetics. 

  2. In my opinion, “lato” is the most fashionable one. It’s thin, sans-serif, tall stems are really astonishing.

  3. I too use it. With it actually appearance becomes not such boring.

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