When designing a website, choosing the right font is just as important as its theme or layout. The right font evokes a reader’s positive emotions while also making the text more readable.
As a web developer, you know how hard it is to decide which font fits best. And with new fonts popping up, that decision just gets even harder.
Below we’ll talk about 50+ free website fonts (with sample images) to help you decide.
So, Let’s get started.
Christian Robertson designed Roboto for Google. It’s designed to be “modern, yet approachable” and “emotional”. Android uses this font by default.
Click here to download Roboto.
2. Open Sans
Google commissioned Steve Matteson to design Open Sans. This font is optimized for legibility across various interfaces. You’ll find this font being used in some of Google’s web pages as well as print and web advertisements.
Click here to download Open Sans.
Łukasz Dziedzic designed Lato (Polish for “summer”). Many physical publications, including information signs and election campaign billboards, use this font.
Click here to download Lato.
Julieta Ulanovsky designed Montserrat. This font aims to preserve the beauty of early twentieth-century urban typography.
Click here to download Montserrat.
5. Roboto Condensed
The Roboto Condensed family can be used alongside the normal Roboto family and the Roboto Slab family.
Click here to download Roboto Condensed.
6. Source Sans Pro
Paul D. Hunt created Source Sans Pro for Adobe Systems. This font is Adobe’s first open-source font family. This typeface is intended to work well in various user interfaces.
Click here to download Source Sans Pro.
Vernon Adams designed Oswald to rework the “Alternate Gothic” classic style. Adams initially re-drew and reformed its characters to better fit the standard digital screen pixel grid. It’s designed for use across various devices.
Click here to download Oswald.
Matt McInerney designed Raleway is an elegant sans-serif typeface family. This font is used for headings and other large fonts.
Click here to download Raleway.
Sorkin Type leads the Merriweather Project. This typeface is designed to be pleasantly readable on different screens.
Click here to download Merriweather.
10. Roboto Mono
Roboto Mono is a monospaced addition to the Roboto type family. It’s optimized to be readable across various devices and reading environments. This font changes form to adapt to a monospaced environment.
Click here to download Roboto Mono.
11. Roboto Slab
The Roboto Slab family can be used alongside the normal Roboto family and the Roboto Condensed family.
Click here to download Roboto Slab.
12. PT Sans
ParaType developed this font for the “Public Types of Russian Federation” project. This project is dedicated to the civil type that Peter the Great invented 300 years ago in 1708–1710.
Click here to download PT Sans.
The Indian Type Foundry designed Poppins to support the Devanagari and Latin writing systems.
Click here to download Poppins.
14. Noto Sans
Google designed Noto Sans to remove “tofu” (those small boxes of text that your computer can’t display) from the Web. They wanted to use Noto to make the web more beautiful across platforms for all languages.
Click here to download Noto Sans.
Canonical Ltd funded Dalton Maag to design the Ubuntu font family. This font family makes every menu, button, and dialog exude Ubuntu’s personality. Ubuntu stays clear across different screens.
Click here to download Ubuntu.
16. Slabo 27px
John Hudson designed the size-specific Slabo collection. Hudson intended this collection for online advertising and other web uses.
Click here to download Slabo 27px.
17. Playfair Display
Claus Eggers Sørensen created Playfair as a transitional design. It lends itself to the period when steel pens were replacing broad nib quills as the popular writing tool. This font works well with Georgia for body text.
Click here to download Playfair Display.
18. Open Sans Condensed
The Open Sans Condensed family can be used alongside the Open Sans family and the Roboto family.
Click here to download Open Sans Condensed.
Cyreal created this font to be a well-balanced contemporary serif with roots in calligraphy. Lora’s typographic voice makes you feel like you’re viewing a modern-day story or an art essay.
Click here to download Lora.
Vernon Adams created Muli as a minimalist sans serif that web browsers can freely use across the internet.
Click here to download Muli.
21. PT Serif
PT Serif is the second pan-Cyrillic font family (the first was PT Sans) developed for “Public Types of the Russian Federation” project.
Click here to download PT Serif.
22. Titillium Web
Titillium was born inside the Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino through the help of multiple designers. This project aims to create a collective font released under OFL.
Click here to download Titillium Web.
Vernon Adams designed Nunito as a rounded terminal sans serif for display typography.
Click here to download Nunito.
Philipp Hubert and Sebastian Fischer (at Hubert & Fischer) designed this font family. Rubik has slightly rounded corners and belongs to the sans serif font family.
Click here to download Rubik.
25. Fira Sans
Carrois Apostrophe designed Fira Sans to integrate with the character of the Mozilla FirefoxOS. The Fira typefaces also aim to cover the legibility needs for a large range of handsets varying in screen quality and rendering.
Click here to download Fira Sans.
26. Noto Sans JP
Google principally designed Noto Sans JP. It’s a font family that aims to support all languages in the world. This is the Sans Japanese family.
Click here to download Noto Sans JP.
27. Noto Serif
Google uses the Noto Serif family, along with the Noto Sans family, to help rid the Web of “tofu”.
Click here to download Noto Serif.
28. Nanum Gothic
Sandoll principally designed this font. Nanum Gothic is a contemporary sans-serif typeface with a warm touch. It’s a good choice for screen use.
Click here to download Nanum Gothic.
29. Work Sans
Wei Huang designed this font. Early Grotesques, such as those by Stephenson Blake, Miller & Richard, and Bauerschen Giesserei, inspired the Work Sans, typeface family.
Click here to download Work Sans.
Steve Matteson created Arimo as an innovative, refreshing sans serif design that is metrically compatible with Aria. Arimo offers improved on-screen readability characteristics. Developers looking for width-compatible fonts will find this font useful.
Click here to download Arimo.
31. PT Sans Narrow
PT Sans was developed for the project “Public Types of Russian Federation.” The second family of the project, PT Serif, is also available.
Click here to download PT Sans Narrow.
Principally designed by Andrew Paglinawan, Quicksand is a display sans serif with rounded terminals. The project uses geometric shapes as a core foundation. It’s designed for display purposes but is still legible in small sizes.
Click here to download Quicksand.
Raph Levien designed this monospace font for printed code listings. Inconsolata is designed for high-resolution rendering.
Click here to download Inconsolata.
34. Noto Sans KR
Noto is a font family that aims to support all languages in the world. This is the Sans Korean family.
Click here to download Noto Sans KR.
Impallari Type designed this rounded sans-serif type family. Dosis has, since then, been expanded (2011) and remastered as a variable font (2019).
Click here to download Dosis.
36. Nunito Sans
Vernon Adams initially created Nunito. Jacques Le Bailly then used Nunito as inspiration for Nunito Sans. This font is designed to be an accompanying regular non-rounded terminal version.
Click here to download Nunito Sans.
Anna Giedryś designed this gentle sans-serif. Due to its clarity, you can use Signika in various ways such as wayfinding and signage.
Click here to download Signika.
Vernon Adams designed this typeface family as part of the KDE Project (a libre desktop for the GNU+Linux OS). The design is optimized for the FreeType font rendering system. It works well in any graphical user interface, desktop, or device.
Click here to download Oxygen.
39. Crimson Text
Sebastian Kosch designed this typeface family while keeping the beauty of old-style tradition in mind. It’s inspired by the works Jan Tschichold, Robert Slimbach, and Jonathan Hoefler.
Click here to download Crimson Text.
This Hebrew and Latin typeface family extends Christian Roberton’s Roboto Latin to Hebrew. Oded Ezer drew the Hebrew and Meir Sadan mastered the files which resulted in Heebo.
Click here to download Heebo.
41. Josefin Sans
Santiago Orozco designed Josefin Sans to be geometric, elegant, and to evoke a vintage feeling. Geometric sans serif designs from the 1920s inspired this font. You may find it useful at larger sizes
Click here to download Josefin Sans.
42. Libre Baskerville
Impallari Type designed Libre Baskerville as a body text-optimized web font (typically 16px.). It’s based on the American Type Founder’s Baskerville from 1941.
Click here to download Libre Baskerville.
The Indian Type Foundry designed Hind as an Open Source typeface that supports the Devanagari and Latin scripts. ITF developed this font family explicitly for use in User Interface Design.
Click here to download Hind.
Impallari Type designed the Cabin font family as a humanist sans with 4 weights and true italics. Edward Johnston’s and Eric Gill’s typefaces inspired this font. Cabin incorporates modern proportions, optical adjustments, and some elements of geometric sans.
Click here to download Cabin.
45. Libre Franklin
Impallari Type designed Libre Franklin as an interpretation and expansion of the 1912 Morris Fuller Benton classic.
Click here to download Libre Franklin.
Huerta Tipográfica designed Bitter with the accelerating popularity of electronic books in mind. It’s designed to be ideal for reading on screen.
Click here to download Bitter.
47. Indie Flower
Kimberly Geswein principally designed this carefree and open handwriting font with bubbly and rounded edges. It’s easy to read and a bit bolder than some of the designer’s other fonts.
Click here to download Indie Flower.
Vernon Adams principally designed Anton to rework various traditional advertising sans serif typefaces.
Click here to download Anton.
49. Fjalla One
Sorkin Type designed this medium-contrast display sans serif. Sorkin Type carefully adjusted Fjalla One to handle screen restrictions. Despite having display characteristics, you can use Fjalla One in a wide range of sizes.
Click here to download Fjalla One.
Jonny Pinhorn designed this grotesque sans serif typeface family to support Latin and Tamil scripts. This is the Latin script part of the family.
Click here to download Karla.
51. Noto Sans TC
Google designed Noto to support all languages in the world. This is the Sans Traditional Chinese family.
Click here to download Noto Sans TC.
Anton Koovit primarily designed this geometric slab-serif typeface family for screen and print. The name Arvo is a typical but seldom-used Estonian man’s name. In the Finnish language, Arvo means “number, value, worth.”
Click here to download Arvo.
Impallari Type and Cyreal took a different approach with this font. Lobster uses a letter’s best possible variation. Your browser automatically performs this function (if it supports ligatures).
Click here to download Lobster.
Ek Type designed this versatile, contemporary, humanist, mono-linear typeface family. Mukta supports Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurumukhi, Tamil and Latin scripts. It aims to build one harmonious family across all Indian scripts without letting the scripts’ visual features from dominating each other.
Click here to download Mukta.
55. Source Code Pro
Paul D. Hunt designed Source Code as a companion to Source Sans. This complementary family answers the need for a monospaced Source Code version for coding applications. Source Code preserves Source Sans’s design features but makes the glyph widths uniform across all glyphs and weights.
Click here to download Source Code Pro.
What about you? What are your favorite fonts and font combinations? We at WebsiteSetup like Roboto, Lato, and Helvetica.