You can have the best graphics in the world, but if your application doesn’t have a nice font, people won’t stick around to enjoy it. Fortunately, you have a lot of fun choices for fonts for your modern web application. Choose the font that works best for your design style.
Modern websites like to make big and bold impressions. You can accomplish that with the Abril Fatface font. This large typeface has tilting weights, which provide a contemporary take on a classic Didone style.
Inspired by printing technology, Playfair Display is a transitional design that looks great when used for headlines. The font looks like it jumps right off the page, inviting people to take a closer look. With a large x-height and short descenders, you will make quite an impression with this web font.
Raleway is an elegant font that is perfect for modern websites. Inspired by sans-serif, it has nine weight families, making it easy to find the style that is right for your website. Blend it in with sans-serif typeface to make a bold statement on each page of your site.
Proxima Nova stands out from the page, making it a great choice if you want to grab people’s attention. It is available in seven weights and three widths, and features old-style figures, giving your modern site some throwback appeal.
If you want to have a minimalist modern site, consider the Duru Sans font. This modern font is basic and simple, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t bold. This is a great option if you want to take a big leap away from the traditional typeface.
The modern world is all about geometric shapes, which is why people often use Futura PT for headlines on modern sites. This geometric font looks like it came right out of the future, meaning it is great for the modern world.
If you want to create a modern site that is warm and readable, check out the Myriad Pro font. It leans slightly to the right, inviting the reader to enjoy the text. It also looks great on both minimalist and packed sites.
Few fonts can claim they were designed specifically for the screen, but JAF Facit can. The modern font looks great, regardless of the device or browser.
The modern world is often smaller instead of bigger. People read on smaller screens, and your modern site has to adapt to that or you will lose traffic. Consider using FF Meta Web Pro for your mobile applications. It is designed to stand out and look great on the small screen.
Pull quotes have never looked quite as good as they look with the FF Market font. This font looks like you have taken a page out of your journal and put it right up on the web.
Once you have your font, you will be one step closer to having the perfect website. Add it to the pages and watch your site come to life.
I've been a software engineer for the past decade and have traveled the world building applications and training individuals on a wide variety of topics.