Free fonts have long been dismissed as amateurish knock-offs, but now professional typeface designers have started releasing open-source fonts, and Google Fonts has made many quality font families available for free, writes Jeremiah Shoaf. The free fonts include the award-winning Alegreya, Adobe's Source Sans Pro and the Firefox operating system font, Fira Sans.
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.
Online florist 1-800-Flowers was a pioneering buyer of Google's search ads, but lately the company has been branching out into social and mobile advertising. This year, the florist is preparing for Mother's Day by increasing use of Facebook's application-install ads and focusing on mobile-app downloads.
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.