No single typeface works best for all Web applications, but there are rules designers can follow to help select the right type for each project. Top rules include selecting large counters to improve legibility, testing for distinct letter forms and looking for fonts designed with the Web in mind, writes Benjie Moss.
Fonts have often been tied to places, from Matthew Carter's Georgia taking a prominent place in Microsoft use and Apple's selection of city-themed fonts from Susan Kare. Continuing that trend, Apple has released a new San Francisco font, a sans-serif typeface designed to shine on the Apple Watch.
Having a good set of cheat sheets to help you remember various programming languages and keyboard shortcuts can help you save major time as a Web designer, Henry Jones writes. He offers a collection of eight printer-friendly cheat sheets including a typeface guide, a Photoshop CS6 keyboard shortcut guide and a flowchart guide for choosing Web-safe fonts.
There are plenty of free Web fonts available to designers, and new fonts are being developed all the time. Gisele Muller rounds up 21 of the year's best offerings, including typefaces such as Villa Didot, Blanch and Arvil.