Thursday, June 16, 2016

Google Fonts Updated Website Makes It Easy to Find a Good-Looking Font


Google has just announced an all new look and feel for the Google Fonts website. The new design offers a much more streamlined and refreshing look at the 804 font families that Google currently offers for Free.

On the new design, you can see a grid of font previews, so it’s very easy to preview and compare fonts now. You can easily choose categories and languages from the right, select the sorting choice and search for a specific family using the Search field. Similarly, it is very easy to switch between Sentence, Paragraph, Alphabet, Numerals or Custom text in each of the cells. You can type directly into each cell now, which is nifty. 

If you click in to see any one Font specimen, you’ll find a newly-redesigned page with a detailed look at every character in that font, who designed the font, a brief description of the font, the number of times Google Fonts API serves the font, and its usage around the world. Roboto, for instance, has been served 20 billion times in the last week, is featured on almost 9 million websites, and is most popular in the United States.

Here’s what Google has to say about the redesign:
Today, Google fonts are viewed on the web over 15 billion times a day in over 135 languages worldwide. Over the last six years, the team has continued to commission new fonts, adding dimension and range to the directory. Now, Google Fonts is taking its commitment to design one step further with an updated directory—one that showcases typography and type designers while making fonts easy to explore and use. Using the Material Design framework, we created a design that scales across different screen sizes and devices, and updated the entire look and feel of the site, from the overall interactivity all the way down to the logo design.
Using a particular family on your website is as easy as hitting the red “+” button and then choosing the Embed options.

All the fonts available on Google Fonts are free and open source and Google takes care of all the licensing and hosting troubles. The fonts are served directly from Google’s CDN and the entire catalog is a great resource for anyone who wants to customize the text on their website.

Check out the new Google Fonts website right here.

Source : Twitter