Word processing has come a long way since personal computers first landed on our desks in the late 1990’s. Gone are the days of Word Perfect. Gone are the days of chiller and windings. Remember word art? You better not put it on a document and submit it at school or at work these days.
When is the last time you saw a magazine or website and really noticed the design? Why is it that some work stands out and others don’t? If you want your digital work to be noticed, you want to be sure you use the most up-to-date resources and technology, and digital images and font to make your documents visible above others
A piece of graphic design, a student project, or a big presentation doesn’t have the same impact without the right font. Helvetica doesn’t have the impact that it once did, Microsoft wanted Calibri to be the next big thing but it hasn’t seemed to catch on. No one is impressed by Times New Roman but newspaper editors. There is hope, though. The font of the future is out there, and maybe you will find it!
Whether you are a graphic designer, student, or other computer professional, you have the opportunity to browse, install, and utilize almost as many different kinds of fonts as you can imagine, and all right in front of you on the internet. A simple search online for “font download” will yield an overwhelming number of choices. Many websites, such as 1001freefonts.com offer exactly what they promise. Simply visit the site and spend as much time as you like looking around to see what kind of font suits the project you are working on.
There are website that offer a variety of font categories, from simple serif and san serif to modern and traditional, glyphic and hundreds of different kinds of scripted fonts too. There is a wide array of font colors and sizes as well as variations in almost every other aspect humanly imaginable. You might even find yourself having a little bit of fun hunting through the letters, looking for one that is just right. You can download a whole library of fonts, or you can select one or two that you like. Once you have found the perfect found, you can simply download it to your computer.
If you have windows, it is very easy to install your font when you have downloaded it! Click start, then control panel, then appearance and personalization and then click install new font. Then, you are ready to use your new font!
If you have a mac, the process is simple as well. Download the font, extract it as a zip or rar file, next simply install your font in font-book, and finally you can organize your fonts in font book under user instillation.
The possibilities are limitless, and the cost is free. Go and explore the internet to maximize your document design potential!