Undoubtedly – typography and the font-faces has a huge impact in web design that makes a website readable and increases user experience. So it’s absolutely essential to understand the different principles of typography that create a pleasing design by choosing suitable font.
It’s always challenge to find attractive, user-friendly web fonts for your website but with the release of Google Fonts that make life easier by providing beautiful free web fonts to incorporate easily into your websites.
Currently, Google Fonts have more than 650+ fonts in its directory. So it’s very difficult to choose right web font for your design. With that in mind, here’s a list of the 20 best beautiful Google fonts.
The Droid family
Droid Sans is a humanist sans serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson. It can be used as a replacement for Arial, Verdana and Georgia. Droid Sans was optimized for user interfaces and to be comfortable for reading on a mobile handset in menus, web browser and other screen text.
Lobster is a great choice of web designer for making headings bold and beautiful with readability It fits extremely well with Droid Sans as the body text.
Vollkorn is really a a quiet, modest font that works well for everyday content. It has dark and meaty serifs and a bouncing and healthy look. It might be used as body type as well as for headlines or titles.
Bree Serif is the award serif cousin font. It’s a fun, upright italic serif font that can be used for headlines. It looks great when downsized and works well with when paired with Lato.
Cabin is a humanist sans that boasts eight styles: Regular, medium, semibold and bold, each with their corresponding italics. Its a simple and clean font that makes it an excellent type face for headings and body copy.
Lora is a well-balanced contemporary serif with roots in calligraphy. It is a text typeface with moderate contrast well suited for body text. It’s optimised for screen viewing but this font also works great in print and when paired with Istok Web.
Cookie is a script typeface based on brush calligraphy. It has a little bit of 1950s style that makes you think about all the beautiful ads and pin-ups from this time. It is sweet and friendly – but not too decorative; simple and legible even in text sizes.
Playfair Display is a transitional design font well suited for headings. With short capitals that are only marginally larger than their lowercase counterparts, Playfair Display looks terrific with Georgia for body text. It can be set with no leading if there is not a lot of space or for a stylistic effect in titles.
Montserrat is a clean beautiful font that boasts a set of alternative caps, which adds to the diversity of a very functional text typeface.
Ubuntu is started to enable the personality of Ubuntu to be seen and felt in every menu, button and dialog. The typeface is sans-serif, uses OpenType features and is manually hinted for clarity on desktop and mobile computing screens.
Domine is a traditional serif font a perfect choice for newspapers or magazines websites, where text is the main focus.
Grand Hotel has a wonderful weight to it that feels subtly tied to Holiday and Bakery themed designs, even though it can work outside that genre.
Offside is a modern, slightly condensed, with large counters to achieve excellent readability on the web, even in small sizes. Its design details make it also suitable for writing headlines or signage with great clarity and prestige.
Monda is a simple yet attractive font for body copy. It pairs well with a lot of fonts such as Offside and Ubuntu for headlines and it is extremely readable with its spaced out characters.
Sanchez is a serif typeface with a striking resemblance to Rockwell that works exceptionally well for headings.
Rambla a humanist sans for medium-long texts. It’s slightly condensed, with a generous x-height and short ascenders and descenders. Its proportions are economical in both height and width. It’s elegant at large sizes and legible at the same time, with a lot of rhythm in small sizes.
Roboto is great for body copy. This is the font used in Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich version of the Android operating system.
Crimson Text is a font family for book production in the tradition of beautiful oldstyle typefaces.
Allerta is an open source typeface designed for use in signage. It was designed to be easily and quickly read from a distance. Each letter exploits the most unique aspects of that individual letter so that each character can be easily distinguished from any other.
Raleway is a an elegant sans-serif typeface family. It is a display face and the download features both old style and lining numerals, standard and discretionary ligatures, a pretty complete set of diacritics, as well as a stylistic alternate inspired by more geometric sans-serif typefaces than its neo-grotesque inspired default character set.