Fonts make a huge impact on your blog. It’s what makes or breaks the readability of your site. In some cases, if your font is unbearable to read, don’t expect certain visitors to come back to your site.
Be sure to take a moment to ensure that you choose the best font for your blog — one that will appeal to your audience.
What are the best font settings?
A few things to keep in mind when customizing your font settings:
- Is the font too fancy and will my readers get sick of reading it?
- Is the text big enough so that my readers don’t have to strain their eyes to see it?
- Do you personally like the font?
A simple solution that addresses all of the above is to use nice, clean-looking fonts at 16px size and 30px line height. You can’t go wrong with these settings as the most popular blogs out there follow these guidelines.
Here are some of my recommended fonts for you to use:
- Open Sans
- Segoe UI
These fonts are clean, simple, and do not give your readers a hard time when scrolling through your articles.
Finding your own unique font
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fonts on your blog! Changing fonts isn’t permanent so feel free to test a font out for a week or two to see if you like it. You’re bound to find one you really like.
You might’ve actually stumbled upon a nice font on a blog you visited in the past. If that’s the case, you can install a chrome extension on Google Chrome to identify what that font is and what other font attributes are associated with it. Download and install at the link below:
Download | WhatFont – Chrome Extension
To use WhatFont, look for the f? logo at the top-right of Google Chrome and then hover over any text you see on any web page. The name of the font should pop up. If you click on the font, you can see further details that include font size, style, weight, line height, and color.
You can use this tool on any blog or any website to identify fonts. Most online fonts are included in your WordPress themes so you can go into your theme settings and change your font to the one you found.
After installing this extension, it won’t be hard to find the best font for your blog.
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