Or typefaces. If we get nitpicky about it now, then I'd never finish writing anything. XD
Anyway, I've been fiddling around with the layout of my Crafty Cat account on Tumblr. I've found a theme I like, and a typeface I like, as well as a color scheme that suits my taste. And so I ended up putting to use my rusty CSS skills. It's been a while since I seriously made any layouts to the point of implementing them using HTML and CSS. Anyway, fiddling around with Tumblr and Disqus made me appreciate the use of Google's font directory and @font-face.
Right now, I really love these typefaces:
- Lobster - It's so retro and yet so readable.
- Philosopher - It looks so clean.
- Gothic Ultra OT - A calligraphic style which I also want to emulate in my handwriting! I kid you not.
- Titillium - Sans Serif. Simple. Yet there's a hardness to the shapes of each letter. A little blocky, I guess?
- Josefin Sans - But I think it looks better if it's on print. Hmmm. Something I must check out.
- Qlassik Medium - I also like how it looks. If I were to write with this typeface, I'd use a broad-nibbed pen.
I've downloaded the @font-face kits of Lobster and Philosopher. Using Google's font directory entries requires me to edit the HTML and include a <link> tag but I can't do that for Disqus. Thankfully, fontsquirrel.com has a generator one could use for creating an @font-face kit when needed.
The typefaces I've linked to above are really just gorgeous. I could go on and on about how much I love them, but of course, each person has his/her own choices. Maybe I'd find other typefaces to love in the future. But for now, these six typefaces are enough for me.