Universal fonts. In recent years we have observed a particular tendency that is spreading all over the web. Current virtual environments tend to veer towards universal designs that look and perform well on all modern gadgets.
Multi-purpose templates are becoming more and more popular. Layout elements are becoming bigger, long texts are being replaced with simple icons, photos or videos. Designers are choosing typographic solutions that are clearly legible. Decorations, gradients, shadows are giving way to brighter colors that perform their role of attention grabbers. More negative space is being left on the page to focus the user on the really essential content. Interactive animations are also playing an important role in making websites really intuitive and easy to navigate.
Cyberspace has changed. Flat design style, introduced by Windows, made big web design players and individuals re-assess their concept of another virtual reality that has little in common with the real world, but still occupies a place where the user feels at home, and is not limited by the gadget he/she has at hand at the moment. Google offered its own Material style concept that moved all of us even closer to the dream of erasing the boundaries between the physical and material worlds and improving user experience on the Internet.
It should be mentioned that some designers hailed such a shift towards web universality, and some mercilessly criticized it. The latter say that websites lose their individual character and become too similar. In a word, we are attacked by clones. If you want to know this blog post author’s opinion on the matter, everything has its flip side. But the progress can’t be stopped as making no headway is leading nowhere.
We guess it’s time to roll up this introduction and get to the core of the article.
So, notwithstanding all of the above-mentioned changes, content doesn’t lose its value. It is quite evident that the text is written with the help of assorted typefaces, which also look quite different now. Designers choose clean and clear fonts that are easy to read, even on smaller smartphone screens. Do you have a library of such all-purpose visually appealing, universal fonts? We hope the collection below will enrich it. We also believe that you will see with your own eyes that readable fonts need not necessarily be lookalikes and it is possible to add a personal touch to your website with their help. All you need is a bit of creativity and a desire to be unique, to be different from the rest.
We guess you know what to do… look through the fonts we’ve gathered for you and click the download links that are below the image to get the ones you like the most for free.
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