Create a Blog with Attitude by Using Google Web Fonts
When you create a new blog the content will be what sparks initial interest through searches, and eventually keeps readers coming back for more. However, while it is a very important part of establishing yourself as a useful and entertaining site, it is not the only factor. You won’t be able to keep many of your readers long enough to go through that content if the presentation isn’t right.
Layout and themes, organization as well as ease of access and movements – all of those things will dictate whether your blog looks official, or like something slapped together by a spammer. I know I have left sites because they look badly put together. There is too much of a risk of reading stolen content or even gaining malware to risk reading something that doesn’t look like it was made with any professionalism in mind, and other Internet users tend to think in the same way.
Funny enough, one of the biggest turn off’s people cite for blogs is the overall look of it. It isn’t just about being ugly, it is about not having any flare or attitude. While not all blogs that aren’t made with sizzle will look like spam sites, they will look boring. You want to inject a bit of attitude into the whole design, and taking little steps will give you just the right amount of detail to do that.
One of the quickest ways to bulk up the wow factor on your blog is through fonts. It might sound simplistic, but the font used on any website can seriously change the final product. Web designers, typographers and artists have known this for years. It can also put your blog ahead of the rest by avoiding the trap of “web-safe fonts.” This is the process of only using a handful of font selections that everyone automatically has installed on their computer. But that is less of an issue now, and no not a solution that you are forced to adhere to. You can get creative, and a good way to do that is using Google’s Font Directory to find something a little more interesting to work with. It operates on an open source format, meaning there are hundreds of fonts you can use for free, and there are some pretty cool ones.