18 Fantastic Free Fonts to Make Your Web Designs Stand Out [Infographic]

This infographic showcases 18 free fonts to elevate your web designs, plus tips to use them. All fonts are available for download or use as web fonts.

Whether you’re looking to make your designs more techy or more classy, this collection of free web fonts by Plato Web Design has something for every occasion, along with tips on how best to use them.

For convenience, I have provided links to the fonts after the infographic. Or you can download them all in a .RAR file from the source page.

Fantastic free fonts infographic

Download the Fonts

When you view a Google font below, don’t forget to click on the “Pairings” tab to see which other fonts it goes well with. To use the font as a web font or to download it, click on the “Open [font name] in Google Fonts»” link at the top of the font specimen page.

If you do want to download a Google font, once you click through to the “Open [font name] in Google Fonts” page, click on the down arrow icon at the top right of the page (above the ‘page load speed’ graphic). You may also want to check out SkyFonts as a service to keep your downloaded Google fonts up-to-date.

Boring Font Replacements

Tech Fonts

Classy Fonts

Fancy Cursive Fonts

Great Introduction to the Essentials of User Experience Design

The UX Crash Course is an excellent introduction to the principles of user experience design and is worth sharing with designers and non-designers who want to learn more about this field.

I recently came across this introduction to UX design by Joel Marsh – UX Crash Course: 31 Fundamentals. This series of 31 articles is a great overview of the subject, broken down into a series of short, readable articles on each aspect.
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One Simple Tip to Increase Ecommerce Conversions from Your 404 Error Page

Add product recommendations to your online store 404 error page to increase conversions, page views and more.

This 404 error page best practice from online store Ballard Designs, seems so obvious I’m surprised I’ve never seen it mentioned before. In addition to providing your visitor with the usual links to home, search, customer service, etc, why not provide them with actual product recommendations?
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11 Eye-catching Airline Website Designs

A collection of some of the best designed airline websites from around the world.

As I was checking ticket prices for flights back to the UK this summer, I happened to use the websites of several airlines. The variety in terms of design and the quality of that design was noticeable.

I’m always interested in the different approaches that web design teams take when creating websites within an industry that share many common characteristics, so I thought I would look a little wider at airline websites from around the world and see which ones appealed to me the most from a visual standpoint.
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The New York Times: 2005 vs. 2013

A look at how the design of The New York Times website has remained remarkably consistent in the 8 years from 2005 to 2013.

I recently happened to stumble across a lost page of technology how-tos on The New York Times website that dates back to 2005.

For some reason, it hadn’t got redirected or redesigned, and I thought it was interesting to see how the design of the site has changed in the eight years since then.
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Is “The Fold” Really a Myth?

An persuasive look at how the fold is less important than providing the right amount of content for users to make an informed decision.

Sometimes it feels like “the fold” comes up in every design-related conversation I have with stakeholders. “Can’t we put more content above the fold?” “This banner pushes the call to action below the fold.” And so on.
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Optimization Tips for Thank You Pages

A handy collection of tips and best practices from online retailers to make your thank you pages more effective.

Some years ago, I asked the question are you making the most of your thank you pages? Fortunately, GetElastic has come to the rescue with a useful collection of tips and best practices for optimizing your thank you pages. Continue reading “Optimization Tips for Thank You Pages”

Improve Your Color Schemes with this Collection of Online Color Palette Tools for Designers

Looking for ways to come up with new color palettes or help with making sure that the color scheme you are planning to use has complementary colors? Then this collection of online color palette tools and resources will be a great help.

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Smashing Magazine Book #3 “Redesign The Web” Reviews Roundup

Smashing Magazine’s latest book — Redesign The Web — has been out for a little while now. Written by a collection of web pros, it covers innovative coding, design and UX techniques and discusses the peculiarities of the mobile context and emotional design.

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