The most major things that constitute a complete web design is the layout, colors, imagery and font. All these elements go hand in hand to make a successful web design. However, font is the most complex of all the elements. This complexity comes from the fact that in fonts you have such a large variety to choose from and yet, sometimes even the large variety doesn’t work and you find yourself looking for something special and well-suited.
It often happens to certain web and graphic designers that the frustration of finding the right font urges them to develop one on their own, but having no knowledge of how to make a font adds to their frustration even more. To help the designers who want to develop their own font here are How to Make a Font, Tutorials Tools and Inspiration. This combination of tutorials, tools and inspirational material will help you gain much knowledge to create a font yourself.
How to Make a Font, Tutorials
Helpful Tools for Make a Font
Here is a nicely developed lightweight and easy-to-use jQuery plugin for radical Web Typography.
Real web type in read web context. Web Font Specimen is a handy, free resource web designers and type designers can use to see how typefaces will look on the web. Prepare your own web font specimen in three easy steps.
TypeFolly allows designers to easily create beautiful, HTML/CSS3 “type follies”. The tool gives designers the freedom to create beautiful type compositions and test new font combinations. TypeFolly supports the following CSS properties: font-family, font-size, color, letter-spacing, word-spacing, font-style, font-weight, text-decoration, text-align, z-index, line-height, width, height, opacity, moz/webkit-transform, text-shadow and font-face.
Easily create bundles of beautifully matching, free web fonts, with failsafe font stacks to back them up. Including ready-to-go CSS code!
Here is a site you can turn to in case you’re wondering what font family a particular font type belongs to. Preview available as well.