If you’re a digital, graphic or any other industry designer, one of the most fundamental processes to take into consideration is your font choice.
I see so many sites and design pieces where this was an obvious afterthought. I must confess sometimes it’s easy to use your favourites or familiar fonts, however I think it is our duty to go out and explore!
There seems to be a lack of good resources for choosing fonts. Notice I said ‘good’? Yes, there are of course hundreds of sites that supply run-of-the-mill fonts in their thousands, designed to fool you into believing they are a ‘good’ resource, but ultimately most provide sampling in “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”. Which obviously isn’t very useful when it comes to web design – seeing how real type performs on actual websites would be much more helpful.
I’ve also noticed other typography sites tend to be written from a type designers perspective rather than from the perspective of someone who actually uses type in their day-to-day work. So after trawling the net over a few lunch breaks I collated a few sites I go back to and thought I’d share Type Wolf with you, personally I find this site extremely useful when planning projects.