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A very brief post to introduce the whole new world of web fonts that are out there ready and waiting to be discovered. For years web designers were tied down and shackled to the fonts common on the vast majority of computers including Arial, Verdana, Times, and Georgia. Not now though – there are literally thousands of web fonts to flex your typographical muscles.

Here are 11 places to find out more about web fonts and typography for websites – browse and discover your next favourite.

2. My Fonts
3. Typekit
4. Webtype
5. Typetogether
6. Typotheque
7. Google web fonts
8. Font Squirrel
9. Fontspring
10. Fonts Live
11. Kernest

Finally, there are different ways of achieving your typographical impact. Although we’re not going to get techy here these range through Cufon, sIFR, FLIR and @font-face.

A couple of examples:  The new Longleat Safari & Adventure Park website designed by us here at Feelingpeaky implemented cufon and the font Dirty Headline in the headers and sub headers. Have a look at the safari park intro page to see. We also used Cufon on our newly designed site for Nordoff Robbins the music therapy charity. Here we used Helvetica Rounded. Both slightly more interesting than Arial – we hope you’ll agree.

That’s it… A quick start to your web fonts journey. Go out, discover and enjoy this whole new world.