An Insight a Day

Choosing Fonts is Hard

Anyone who has tried to design a good-looking page or website will understand how hard it is to choose a suitable font.

Most of the time, you don't even know what you're looking for! Try browsing through some of the fonts in Google Fonts and decide which fonts to choose. To make matters worse, it's not just how the font looks by default. You also have to consider how the font looks in italics or bold, and how it pairs with the rest of your website or page layout.

As a general rule, try to use thicker or bolder fonts for your title and headings. Headings should be large, have tighter letter spacing, and have a shorter line height compared to the body text. Aside from that, try to choose a popular font (it's popular for a reason, right?) and copy the fonts from your favorite websites.

It feels easy to intuitively sense whether a design is good or bad, it's way harder to deliberately design something that looks good. Typography is probably something I'll need to slowly develop an intuition for. Hopefully, I'll be able to make this site look prettier in due time.