Creating a Custom Font for Your Website

Learn how to create custom fonts for your website using web design. We'll show you how easy it is to use Google Fonts as an alternative and provide basic information about royalty-free fonts.

Creating a Custom Font for Your Website

Custom fonts in CSS are the way to go if you want to give your website a unique look. To do this, you'll need to modify your CSS and upload the fonts to your website. If you don't want to learn a new software just for creating fonts, you can use Illustrator, which is a program you may already be familiar with. You can use the font stack to specify the preferred fonts, followed by web-safe alternatives, and then the default system font.

In newer browsers, you can also specify a Unicode range value, which is a specific range of characters that you want to download from outside of the web source in compatible browsers. Thanks to the advancements in web browsers and CSS code, you can now choose any font style for your website without worrying about cross-platform consistency. To do this, you'll need to have a copy of the font file on your computer and add it to the generator. While there are only a few fonts that are available on all common systems (so-called web-safe fonts), this increases the workload due to the testing needed to ensure that the designs work with each source. We'll also show you how easy it is to use Google Fonts as an alternative to a web font generator and provide you with basic information about royalty-free fonts. In the past, if you wanted to achieve a consistent look and feel across all platforms, you had to choose a web-secure font.

You can use the Firefox font editor to research and manipulate the fonts that are used on your page, whether they are web fonts or not.