Choosing a Geometric Sans Serif font


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Choosing a Geometric Sans Serif font

So now that we know what a geometric Sans Serif font looks like, we need to pick one to use. We'll start with Futura PT. This is a digital version of Futura, a well-known geometric font. It is as geometric as possible and can still be easily read in text. You can see immediately, when compared with Verdana, the Futura has a very small x-height. In fact, we need to set the text at 18 pixels for it to be readable. When text type starts getting that big, it makes me get a little nervous because if the Web font doesn't load, the fallback font will look huge.

Both Arial and Verdana have a much bigger x-height than Futura PT. Other than that when looking at Futura PT, you can see it has the round circles for the bowls and we can see that as well in the text, and you can see it has a very heavy bold. There's a lot of contrast in this font between bold and regular. I think this helps emphasize the overall geometric feeling of the font. We're not going to use this font for two re...

Choosing a Geometric Sans Serif font
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Choosing a Geometric Sans Serif font provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Laura Franz as part of the Choosing and Using Web Fonts

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