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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Extreme Web Makeover: Free Fonts

Internet technology has come a long way. You can easily add the latest animations, images, sounds and video to give your website an extra 3D appeal and added pizzazz.

With all these bells and whistles, though, you need the right font to pull it together and deliver your site's basic message in a way that users can read and doesn't make them want to just move on to someone else's page that may be easier to scan.

Luckily, you can get free fonts from, a new Web 2.0-powered site offering a wide range of both utilitarian and imaginative typefaces and dingbats for a variety of web-based and desktop tasks.

“Of course fonts may not be as exciting or as sexy as the latest in Flash technology, but they can be just as vital to the success of your web design, if not more so,” said a company spokesperson. “Without the right fonts in place, even the best looking web site can be difficult to navigate and difficult for customers to use.” houses thousands of free fonts and free dingbats in a variety of categories, grouped by use, alphabetically, by author and by popularity. There’s even a list of UrbanFonts favorite fonts. Fonts can be displayed with custom colors and custom text to ensure the font would be suitable in a project before downloading and installing it. Some are serif fonts, some are fun and stylish and still others are in the style of foreign languages.

All contribute to implementing successful design strategies. The dingbat section contains symbols to fit a wide variety of needs, from transportation and flowers to smilies and sports. makes it easy to download the best free fonts.

Make sure your website puts your personality online and visit today!

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