Adding Web Fonts to Your Website

It is simple to add web fonts to any website you create. With services like Google Fonts, Typekit, and others, you can ensure that your website has beautiful typography.

The first step is to find the fonts your want to integrate into your website's design.

Google Fonts is one of the most popular services for free web fonts, and most of the typefaces featured on Fontonomy are from Google's library.

Loading and Displaying Web Fonts

Whether you go with Google Fonts or a different service, there are only a few steps to add web fonts to an HTML webpage.

  1. Select your fonts from the web font service.
  2. Copy and paste the code provided into the head tag of your HTML file. This will likely look something like this:
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet">
  3. Edit your CSS to set the font family of your website.

Font Stacks

When you set the font family using CSS, you can provide a list of fonts as backups which the browser will display if a web font fails to load. This list is called a font stack, and this functionality can also be used to make a web page use the system font of whatever devices visitors use to access your site.

Now that you know how to use web fonts in your project, you have a powerful skill which you can use to make your websites stand out on the web!

More Information

Get Started with the Google Fonts API 


Web fonts are one of the easist ways to add character to a website. I've been interested in fonts for many years, and with every project I've had to begin another search to find the perfect typeface.

I started this website to share what I've discovered about web typography, and I hope you might find it to be a useful resource. Please check back and stay tuned for updates!