Top 10 Typography Tools for Web Designers
Typography happens to be the key factor for web designing these days. It can be quite challenging and fascinating to work with typography. A plethora of tools have come up to let you build your own fonts and insert them into your designs, with ease. In this post, I`m going to introduce you some great typography tools, which will be very useful and quite time saving.
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Typetester lets you to compare the fonts and style on the screen. It majorly focus on making web designing easier by coming up with a wide variety of fonts. You can choose among three different fonts, set CSS parameters and finally compare the results.
If you want to experiment with different styles and attributes, then CSS Type set is a great tool. The tool is handy and allows you to type some sample test and transfer it into a user friendly font type. As you finish typing you get the CSS code for the modifications you have made. The code is generated only at the end of typing.
FontStruct is a free typography tool that allows you to create your fonts in a much easy way. It comes with an excellent interface that lets you create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes. The fonts are arranged in a grid pattern resembling tiles or bricks. If it is all you look for custom outlook, this tool serves you well.
This tool allows you to include custom fonts to your site. You can go through the different options and search for the fonts to be embedded on your site. Font burner lets you download your favorite font, upload it to your site and thereby use CSS code to add it to your text.
This tool happens to be the largest independent digital fonts directory over the web. You just have to identify a typeface from a sample and answer the series of questions displayed about the key characteristics. It happens to be a great tool to locate fonts and find information about the various fonts.
This tool allows you to see how different fonts work together. You can test them for various layouts like magazines, websites or books. You can create custom combinations or use recommendations offered by the tool.
This web based tool allows you to upload images and screenshots to your site and then derive the name of it. It lets you to scan in or provide the URL of a font and it will tell you what it is.
PXtoEM is more a calculator rather than a tool which helps you with conversion of pixels, em’s, points, and percentages. Very useful sometimes!
Fontifier lets you use your own handwriting for the text you write on your computer. It turns a scanned sample of your handwriting into a handwriting font that you can use in your word processor or graphics program, just like regular fonts such as Helvetica.
This tool is quite similar to Identifont. It lets you identify a font based on its characteristics.
The list showcases the apps I consider to be top 10 font apps. I`m sure they can cut a lot of working hours from every web project you run and hope the list will help you achieving with ease all the deadlines you have!