Finding the perfect font

For some designers, choosing the right set of fonts for an e-learning course is like being a kid in a candy store. So many fabulous options! Others, though, wince at the choices and hope their projects have strict guidelines to narrow the field.

Whether you love the process or hate it, it seems like most designers have a short list of “go-to” fonts they favor. These are the fonts they feel most comfortable with and always keep close at hand.

So, just what fonts do your fellow designers keep on their short lists? Check out this great discussion for the gamut of inspiring finds, from clean and crisp to something more unique like a handwritten font. There’s something in there for everyone!

And, if that’s not enough, Natalia Mueller points out ‘the coolest and simplest font trick ever’: David Anderson’s Design Mapping process. Design Mapping is a great tool for finding the perfect fonts and other design elements for your courses. Watch the video and then head on over to try it out for yourself.

Remember, selecting fonts is more art than science. Since there’s never any one “right” answer, comparing notes with other e-learning designers will help you gain confidence with your design decisions.

If you’re interested in reading up on fonts and font selection, give these articles a try:

Now it’s your turn: with so many different types of fonts and a seemingly endless list of options, how do you decide what to use? If you have “go-to” fonts, what are they and what do you like about them? Speak up and leave a comment or jump into the thread to continue the conversation.  

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