November 12, 2013
Customizing your WordPress.com blog with fonts from Typekit just got even better. In partnership with Typekit, WordPress.com has refreshed the list of fonts included in its Custom Design upgrade, giving you access to some great new options.
Highlights among the new fonts include Abril Text from TypeTogether for classically readable paragraphs, Futura PT from ParaType for elegant headlines, and the always versatile Brandon Grotesque from HVD Fonts and Chaparral Pro from Adobe.
Like before, you can preview any of the fonts on your blog by selecting them from the font menus in the WordPress.com Customize feature:
Then, a click of the Save button applies the fonts to your blog, no coding required.
We’re excited to help make more Typekit fonts available to WordPress.com users through this easy-to-use feature and can’t wait to see the new, creative examples of blog typography that result.
September 13, 2013
In this week’s sites we like, we’ve found a few sites whose business involves a lot of time around film—making it look good, sound right, and helping us regular viewers keep track of it all.
We don’t frequently see monospaced fonts used for longer text passages on websites, but Colombian audiovisual design firm Ende uses Inconsolata to great effect on their homepage, giving the text a crisp feel against soft background colors that subtly change as you scroll. Futura PT appears in the headings.
Golden Hum, a music and sound production company based in London, shows off its impressive portfolio. Minion Pro, heavy on caps, is used for the text throughout, its classically-inspired shapes looking fit to be carved into stone along with Golden Hum’s precisely-chiseled logo.
Gearing up for a scary movie to celebrate another Friday the 13th? Letterboxd keeps track of the films you watch, letting you record notes and create lists—either for your own reference, or to share with friends. Abril Text is used for most of the copy, with Proxima Nova and Freight Sans for navigational text and tags.
That’s it for this week’s sites we like; share sites you like in the comments!