5 Handwriting Fonts that will Look Great on Your Blog

5 Handwriting Fonts that will Look Great on Your Blog

When it comes to creating a beautiful website, choosing the right fonts can make all the difference to your design. They add character and personality to your content.

There is something to be said about a well-paired set of fonts that are just oh so lovely to look at.

But choosing a great font is not always that easy. Why is that? Because there are so many beautiful fonts to choose from. The endless amount of choices can be overwhelming.

 

 
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It can be difficult to know which fonts will look best together. And most of us don't have the time to spend pairing hundreds of font choices.

That's why using a site like Google Fonts to help you make your font selections takes away a little bit of the challenge.

7 reasons to use Google Fonts

1There a five font categories with hundreds of fonts to choose from. View fonts from one category or view fonts from all categories. The font categories are:

  • Serif
  • San Serif
  • Handwriting
  • Display
  • Monospace

2View fonts side by side in a grid style layout so you can compare several fonts at once.

3Several font viewing options are available so you can get a better idea of what each font will look like on your site. They are:

  • Sentence
  • Paragraph
  • Alphabet
  • Numerals
  • Custom Text

4If you choose to add custom text, you can click APPLY TO ALL FONTS to see how your text will look in all the fonts.

5Play around with the font sizing slider which gives you the ability to see and choose the best font size for your paragraphs and headings.

6Learn more about the font and the font's designer by clicking on the SEE SPECIMEN link.

7View a list of popular pairings to help take the guesswork out of figuring out what fonts look best together. You can even see the popular pairing suggestions in action to help you make quick pairing decisions.

You've selected a font or two, so how do you add them to your website?

Google Fonts offers two methods for adding web fonts to your website. You can choose the standard method or the @import method.
 
Both methods offer a bit of code you will need to add into the head of your site. Once you've done that, you just need to specify the font family in your stylesheet.

For instructions on how to do this, simply click the red plus sign to select the font family and then pull up your list from the bottom right side of the screen.

Steps to adding web fonts to your blog or website:

  1. Start by adding all the font families you want access to on your site using the red plus sign.
  2. Maximize the selection list located at the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Follow the instructions on how to embed the font by adding a bit of code to the head section of your site.
  4. Finally, reference the font families in your stylesheet where you want the new fonts added.

If you need some additional information on adding Google Fonts to your blog or website, check out this reference guide.

Fun handwriting font pairings you can use on your site

So now that you see how easy it is to preview fonts and add them to your blog or website, let's take a look at 5 fun handwriting fonts that will look great on your site.

 



1Handlee & Open Sans Condensed

What Google says

"Handlee is loosely based on the handwriting of typographer Joe Prince. Its inconsistent curves give it a nice, human-like quality that is reflected in the characters. Each glyph is stationed at a different position in respect to the baseline, and ascenders and descenders vary, which all contribute to the human-like qualities of the font."

2Petit Formal Script & Lato

What Google says

"Formal Scripts are great typefaces to suggest elegance, quality, refinement and luxury. They are used a lot in print publishing, but you don't see many formal scripts used on the web. Isn't it? Mostly because their tiny hairlines breaks and disappear when used at small sizes on the screen."

3Architects Daughter & Arvo

What Google says

"Inspired by the writing of the daughter of an architect (surprise, surprise!), this font incorporates the graphic, squared look of architectural writing, combined with the natural feel of daily handwriting."

4Montez & Raleway

What Google says

"Montezuma is a script font which draws inspiration from 1960s beauty product ads. Its sweeping strokes lend to a feel of joy and elegance, making it ideal for display uses that require a little drama, "joie de vivre" or Joy of Life. Best settings are at medium to large text sizes for optimal readability."

5Mr Bedfort & Oswald

What Google says

"The Charles Bluemlein Script Collection is an intriguing reminder of the heady days of hand lettering and calligraphy in the United States. From the early 1930s through World War II, there were about 200 professional hand letterers working in New York City alone. This occupation saw its demise with the advent of photo lettering, and after digital typography it became virtually extinct. The odd way in which the Bluemlein scripts were assembled and created - by collecting different signatures and then building complete alphabets from them - is a fascinating calligraphic adventure. Because the set of constructed designs looked nothing like the original signatures, fictitious names were assigned to the new script typefaces. The typeface styles were then showcased in Higgins Ink catalogs."

Google Fonts makes it fun and easy to choose great fonts for your site

Google Fonts provides an easy to use interface and a wide variety of fonts to help you select the most beautiful fonts to enhance your amazing blog or website content.

And once you decide on your favorite fonts and get them added to your site, don't forget to download them and install them to your fonts folder so you can use them to make custom graphics using a graphics editor.

I recomend using an online progran such as PicMonkey or if you are a little more daring and like an an editor with more power, give Adobe Photoshop a try.

What are your favorite font combinations

 

 
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