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September 23, 2014 at 9:29 pm #184421ScottParticipant
Hi Steven, awesome job! personally I like the last rectangular one but your absolutely right a thicker font would be better, I recommend Lato Extra Bold, capitalized and possibly some letter spacing.September 24, 2014 at 1:33 am #184440September 29, 2014 at 2:48 am #184935
Right, I have decided on a logo after all this time, granted, it’s simple but that was my initial aim. I have decided to go with ‘STEVEN’ as opposed to ‘STVN’ and I have also changed the font to Monsterrat from Google (sorry @chrisburton, I know how much you dislike Google Fonts, but I just felt this one fitted with what I personally wanted and I don’t really have the money at the minute to spend on a font pack from websites such as Web Type etc).
I just wanted to thank you ALL in the thread for your kind help, I feel I have finally found something I like (…for now)September 29, 2014 at 6:58 am #184949
I have also changed the font to Monsterrat from Google (sorry @chrisburton, I know how much you dislike Google Fonts, but I just felt this one fitted with what I personally wanted and I don’t really have the money at the minute to spend on a font pack from websites such as Web Type etc).
Hey, Steven. No need to apologize and I don’t necessarily dislike GWF. I generally dislike poor quality typefaces no matter where it comes from. I prefer Webtype simply because they have tremendous skill for optimizing webfonts, a reputation for cross-platform quality and a library of webfonts from highly talented foundries/individuals. Unlike Google, Webtype also realizes that every typeface in their library is not meant for body text. For example, Monsterrat is strictly a display face but Google recommends it for body text as well.
But that’s not say there isn’t quality webfonts in Google’s library because there certainly is.September 30, 2014 at 1:51 am #185028
Ahh, I see what you mean now, Chris.
I understand the frustration that must cause, especially when you look at the technical details of fonts, most of the designers, including myself, rarely give a second thought to the fonts we use, however I feel we should.
I have created the header I wanted for my website now, it’s simple and I am hoping to carry on that trend throughout the whole website.
I am using this re-design as a new learning experience to try and further my skills, I really hope to land a job at an agency for a few years to pick up some invaluable experience and then hopefully branch out to become a freelancer when the time is right, I need to learn alot before I even consider this option.September 30, 2014 at 5:06 am #185053
Just keep in mind when choosing that you should at at least find one that comes in many weights and styles. Oxygen only has light, normal and bold. You may decide later on that you want to italicize text for quotes. Just thought I’d throw that in there.September 30, 2014 at 6:46 am #185077
Ahh, very good point, I have never thought about that.
So if I was to italicize the text and add
font-style: italicwould that just skew the letters without really knowing how the font is meant to look?September 30, 2014 at 7:00 am #185080
Essentially, if there is no italic the font is rendered at an angle greater than if it were to be designed as oblique or italic. Italics are usually designed with different letterforms and there can be other problems with using faux italic as well.
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