Most Popular Free Fonts for Web Design

Most people are not aware that there are so many different fonts out there, even if at first sight they look all identical. Some types are best used for headers, others are used for a block of text, and other types are used for printed and digital content. If you own a website, or develop a new one, make sure to use specially created fonts for web design. If you want to be artistic and add cool fonts to your website, there are many options to choose from.

The website’s font design makes a big difference in its overall appearance and anyone can find free Photoshop fonts online. Some of the web designers pay attention to the potential customers who access websites on their mobile. Many of the Photoshop fonts on the market respond to this need. If you look at the number of times in the free font downloads, you will have an idea about its popularity.

The best fonts for web design are the ones that match your blog or business, and these should include as many special characters as possible. Many people chose to design their own personal web design fonts, simply out of passion. Learning to design your own letter style is the easiest way to get some free web fonts for your site.

Look at the cool free fonts displayed below to get an idea of what is available at this time. You will notice that some of the free fonts for download in this site can be used for sites with a specific theme while others are multipurpose.

Corbel Font

Corbel Font
Corbel is a sans serif free font, with one exception, number 1 that has a base. The strokes are quite thin for this font.
Download Corbel

Carrois Gothic Font

Carrois Gothic Font
The letters look sharp and your site is sure to make an impression if you use this fontface.
Download Carrois Gothic

Ebrima Font for Web Design

Ebrima Font for Web Design
All the lines of this sans serif font have the same width and it seems like a good choice for a responsive kids’ website.
Download Ebrima

Bebas Neue Font

Bebas Neue Font
Bebas Neue is a square looking font, best used for headers and headlines, as there are no lower case characters.
Download Bebas Neue

Ubuntu Font for Design

ubuntu font
This fontface is designed mainly for the Ubuntu user, but anyone can use it. It has support for cyrillic, Greek and Latin scripts, though the first 2 look best in this font.
Download Ubuntu

Fjord One Free Font

Fjord One Free Font
This font is inspired by the printed textbooks and has been designed for readability on small screens.
Download Fjord One

Lobster Font Web Design

Lobster Font Web Design
If you want a sans serif, calligraphic and a bit retro looking font, you need Lobster.
Download Lobster

Cuprum Free Font

Cuprum Free Font
Cuprum covers a large array of Latin letters and cyrillic script is fairly user friendly for a large array of sites.
Download Cuprum

Cabin Font

Cabin Font
Cabin looks like a user-friendly font and one of the characters standing out is the “@” because it looks as in a negative.
Download Cabin

Open Sans Free Google Font

Open Sans Free Google Font
This font typeface has a set of 897 characters, thus allowing you to write in most European languages.
Download Open Sans

Neou Font by Dafont

Neou Font by Dafont
This font lacks support for many special characters, such as “{,” but there is a clear distinction between the regular and the bolded styles.
Download Neou

Franchise Free Font

Franchise Free Font
This font can only be used for big headers, even for printed material. To make headlines more shocking, there are no lower cases, but smaller sized upper cases.
Download Franchise

PT Serif Font for Free

PT Serif Font for Free
This serifed font is perfect to use on a block of printed or digital text, especially for a book. Very similar to the Times New Roman one, it is more heavy weighted in comparison.
Download PT Serif

Signika Font Web Design

Signika Font Web Design
One can easily type in Polish, Czech, Spanish or English using this font. Perfect to use when teaching a foreign language.
Download Signika

Bebas Web Design Font

Bebas Web Design Font
Is a heavy weight font, best used for headers and sub headers. There are only a few font of this kind.
Download Bebas

Myriad Pro Font

Myriad Pro Font
This font face uses heavy lines for the regular style. The regular and the bold styles are the ones that look best.
Download Myriad Pro

Julius Font

Julius Font
This font uses thin lines and looks better in small sizes. It supports just a few special Latin characters, so use it for English text for best results.
Download Julius

Extravaganzza Font for Free

Extravaganzza Font for Free
This is a general-purpose font face available in regular and bold weight.
Download Extravaganzza

Quicksand Font for Web

Quicksand Font for Web
The letters in this font face are well spaced, and the dashed style looks good for a kids or a DIY website.
Download Quicksand

Geo Sans Font

Geo Sans Font
This font face is not kid-friendly especially if their reading is not perfect yet. Some of the letter can be confused with others, like in the case of lower “j” and “i.”
Download Geo Sans

PT-Sans Beautiful Font

PT-Sans Beautiful Font
This is another mobile friendly font face, perfect for those responsive websites and layout.
Download PT-Sans

Droid Sans Font Web Design

Droid Sans Font Web Design
This font has been created to improve readability on a mobile device but it looks friendly enough to be used for any other purpose.
Download Droid Sans

Walk Away Font

Walk Away Font
This font has well defined letters and numbers as there is a clear difference between the zero and the letter “o.”
Download Walk Away

Fjalla One Web Font

Fjalla One Web Font
This font has been created while keeping in mind that there are screens restricting the letters from properly displaying.
Download Fjalla One

Steelfish Simple Font

Steelfish Simple Font
Those who like a condensed writing can use this font face. It has an outline style as well, for those who use a dark background on their site.
Download Steelfish

Cantarell Web Font

Cantarell Web Font
This font has been specially designed for an HTC Dream smartphone running under the Android OS and its internet browser.
Download Cantarell

Karla Free Font

Karla Free Font
Karla is the font type you need if you have text that need to be written with both a Latin alphabet and with Tamil characters.
Download Karla

ABeeZee Web Design Font

ABeeZee Web Design Font
Like the name suggests, this font has been created for the kids who learn how to read and write.
Download ABeeZee

Molengo Font

Molengo Font
Some font types look very similar with the exception of the special characters and numbers. For Molengo, they used old fashion looking numbers.
Download Molengo

Tuffy font by Fontsquirrel

Tuffy font by Fontsquirrel
Tuffy is a sans serif font looking very similar to Arial. When used in bold, some of the letter lines have a different size than the rest.
Download Tuffy

Archivo Narrow Font

Archivo Narrow Font
Archivo was designed for both digital use and for printing and is inspired by the typefaces used in late 19th century in America.
Download Archivo Narrow

District Thin Font for Design

District Thin Font for Design
This font is very similar to Arial, it has no serifs and looks very organized.
Download District Thin

Aaargh Free Font

Aaargh Free Font
This font uses more rounded shapes for the lower cases while the lines are very thin, perfect for a text body.
Download Aaargh

Average Google Free Font

Average Google Free Font
Average is, just like its name suggests, a regular looking font, perfect for any type of content.
Download Average

Dosis Free Font

Dosis Free Font
A generally rounded font, Dosis can be used for any type of website.
Download Dosis

Impact Simple Design Font

Impact Simple Design Font
Impact is a font best used for headers or titles as its default form is very bolded. Some of the strokes are thinned out, though.
Download Impact

Maven Pro Web Font

Maven Pro Web Font
Some of the letters in this set have a more pronounced round stroke, like seen in “n,” “m” or “p” as compared to other fonts.
Download Maven Pro

TeX Gyre Free Font

TeX Gyre Free Font
This font looks professional enough to be used for any type of website.
Download TeX Gyre

Circula Font

Circula Font
Like the name suggests, the strokes of this font are rounded. With the exception of the size, there is not much difference between the upper and the lower cases.
Download Circula

Berlin Sans Font for Free

Berlin Sans Font for Free
This font has a playful appearance and looks like a good choice if you run a site for kids.
Download Berlin Sans

DejaVu Sans Font

DejaVu Sans Font
Here you can find several sans serif fonts. Some of them have strokes of different sizes, but you get all of them.
Download DejaVu Sans

Cagliostro Web Design Font

Cagliostro Web Design Font
This sans serif font style seems best suited for a site dealing with paranormal or kid’s fairy tales stories.
Download Cagliostro

Written by David Nguyen