10 Best Google Fonts for Web Design

May 21, 2018   \   Posted by Above1 - Singapore Web Design Company
Web Design

Google fonts is a useful, simple and handy way to combine web design with technology, an easy way to differentiate yourself and customize the graphic on your site by accessing an extensive and intuitive open source web designer directory. It is an excellent tool for own use, but also for sharing, where creation has no limits and who benefits, it's you!


  1. Lato

    Created by Lukazs in 2010, for an important client, but also made it public. It is a classic and familiar style of basic letter, it transmits wrapping, harmony and elegance, but above all, seriousness and safety! According to the designer "Male and Female, serious but friendly. Feeling the summer ".

  2. Open Sans

    Designed by Steve Matteson, a highly readable style in various sizes, that's why it was the first source for Android phones, currently used on many Google web pages. Open and neutral appearance, easy to interact with.

  3. Roboto

    A modern, accessible and emotional style, available since 2012, created by Christian Robertson, was introduced in the "Ice Cream Sandwich" version of the Android operating system.

  4. Source Sans Pro

    Inspired by the gothic forms of Morris Fuller Benton's American Type Founders, such as News Gothic, Lightline Gothic and Franklin Gothic, now changed in frame size, a "humanist" style describes his mentor Paul D. Hunt. Designed to work well in the user interface (UI) environment.

  5. Merriweather

    Designed by Eben Sorkin in 2010, it is popular in the Microsoft Office suite of tools such as Microsoft Word, it is a regular, yet high standard and condensed with modern medium / low contrast ratio. A good choice for business / formal environments.

  6. PT Sans

    Designed in 2010 by Alexandra Korolkova, it aimed to give the people of Russia the possibility of reading and writing in their native languages, what means, it contains characters from all the Russian Federation's title languages, which make it a unique and very important tool of the Modern digital communications. Style based on Russian antiquity, but with modern design, basic standard for small size texts, often used in forms, tables, complex documents, attached as for example in government websites.

  7. Droid Sans

    Designed by Steve Ascender Matteson, at the end of 2006, it had, as its main characteristic the neutral and friendly appearance, optimized for menus and navigators of mobile devices, creating quality and comfort in reading. Font shapes slightly condensed to maximize the amount of text displayed on small screens.

  8. Ubuntu

    Created in 2010, by designer Vincent Connare, designed to be a modern font and humanist style, it has become the new default font of the Ubuntu operating system. It is mainly for use on screens, and its spacing and kerning is optimized for body copy sizes.

  9. Lora

    Contemporary, well-balanced style with roots in calligraphy, moderate contrast well suited for body text. Makes a text with a memorable look for its brushed curves. It transmits urbanity and modernism. Works well on screen and in print. Designed by Olga Karpushina in 2011.

  10. Cabin

    Modern proportions, optical adjustments, and a few geometric tones create a personality of its own, inspired by other sources such as Edward Johnston and Eric Gill. Created in 2011 by Pablo Impallari, it transmits content contagious, but with seriousness based on a visual aspect weighted and uniform.


The ease of using various fonts and mixing them together is a reality with Google Fonts, creativity is at everyone's fingertips, making the creative process much easier and fun. We can verify that it is an online community, that besides the types of letter, also it is possible to share examples and experiences realized in projects, having as base the publishing of subjects and improving them more and more through the processes of web design and engineering.