As Google Web Fonts continues to grow the range of fonts is getting better and better. It continues to be my tool of choice when it comes to web fonts mainly because it is free but also because it is so easy to use. I may try Typekit in the future but for the time being I’m very happy!
There have been a number of posts related to Google Web Fonts recently but I thought I’d put together a collection of my personal favourites that I like to use instead of Helvetica.
Here are a few links to posts or websites I’ve enjoyed recently:
- Google Webfonts that Don’t Suck & More Google Webfonts that Don’t Suck by Sacha Greif
- 25 Hand Picked Sans-Serif Google Fonts from Design Woop
- Beautiful Web Type by Chad Mazzola
If you haven’t used Google Web Fonts before, now is the perfect time as they just surpassed
500 600 which is pretty sweet for a free service.
Thanks to Sacha Greif’s article(s) I was able to stumble across Soma Design’s collection of Google Web Font Families which currently displays 167 font families within Google Web Fonts!
Since I wrote this post there have been more than a hundred additions to the Google Web Font Library so here are some more alternatives to Helvetica for the web!
Source Sans Pro
Have I missed any that you think should be in here? Let me know in the comments below :)