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Top 5 Trending Fonts for 2016 to Use On Your Website

Fonts play a huge role when it comes to graphic design of a site. Fonts play a very important role when it comes to giving written content a visual edge. What’s written is impacted by the font used to write it Fonts harmonize the look of a website and like other website elements, font also see trends.

Graphics design companies in Lebanon recommend using the following trending fonts.

Serif Fonts

Serif Fonts are distinguished by the fact that they contain structural details/flourishes that adorn the ends of lines used to mark-up numerals and letters. These fonts are great when it comes to printing. Serif Font flourishes present at the ends of their letters and numerals help eyes to flow naturally from one word to another.

Serif fonts have some drawbacks as well, one of them is that they look absolutely poor on low resolution displays because their main feature – flourishes hinder in proper rendering of your web page.

Trending Serif fonts for 2016 include – Times, Garamond, Century, Georgia

Serif Fonts

Sans-serif Fonts

Sans-serif fonts are what you’d call a serif without the ‘serifs’/flourishes. One of the best features of Sans Serif fonts is that they look good on all mediums. Although simple looking, sans-serif fonts have made their way into formal business but are still preferred where a general tone of calm and cool is required.

Trending Sans-serif fonts for 2016 include – Helvetica, Futura, Franklin Gothic, Candara

Sans-serif Fonts

Here are some trending fonts used by the best Graphic Design companies in Lebanon.

1. Open Sans
Open Sans

OpenSans is a humanist sans-serif created by Steve Matteson font that offers great readability at any size or resolution. This font has mastered a neutral and friendly appearance. It is one of the best fonts to use on almost any kind of website that focuses on content.

Features include upright stress and open forms.

2. Josefin Slab

Josefin Slab

Josefin Slab is a Serif font with a distinct feel of a typewriter, Josefin slab brings back the geometric style of 1930 to popularity. One of the other features that make it distinct is its caps height to its x-height, making it almost immediately recognizable.

3. Verdana

Verdana is a very popular font that was designed specially by Microsoft in 1996 with aim of increasing readability on smaller sized screens. This is one of the fonts that have becomes extremely legible for websites due to absence of serifs and lose letter spacing with wide proportions.

4. Georgia

Georgia is another popular font from Microsoft which has stood the test of time. Conceived in1993, Georgia bears striking similarity with Times New Roman. Georgia is substantially larger than Time New Roman.

5. Helvetica

Almost 50 years back, Helvetica is a font designed by Swiss designers.  Helvetica has stood the test of time and to this date it is one of the most widely used fonts on the entire internet. Arial is another very popular font which is considered a cheap imitation of Helvetica, Helvetica suits most tones and it’s sure to adorn your website.

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