I am a font junkie. It started when I began scrapbooking in 2001 and hasnt let up. I love fluid clean lines and the first time I saw what is no called Flat Design I felt like I had come home.
Flat design is the opposite of all things Web 2.0 (which now out of fashion called skeuomorphism).
Gone a smooth glossy buttons screaming to be clicked. No more crazy hover effects when trying to click a link. Instead link are bold colour on a sea of negative space.
IMPORTANT TEXT is now huge or decorative.
I prefer keeping fonts down to a minimum. Maybe 3 or 4 at however most of my sites will only have 2. I like a super clean font (Open Sans, Oswald) with the occasional pop of decorative font for headers and other text of note.
For purposes of this article I wanted to list some really nice free cursive fonts perfect for use in Flat Design.
Using colour and a great font you can create bright fresh looks for your site Header, graphics and logos. I also like to use for h2 and h3 tags.
You can download zillions of fonts on the internet for free and I will list some of my favourites. But a good place to start is with Fonts.
If you are sure how to use there are some good articles on installing a Google font.
Free Flat Design Cursive Fonts
This font has really taken off. It is a little over the top but used wisely very effective. I like this on creative sites ie. craft blogs, mommy blogs, portfolio type sites, beauty blogs, etc.
This is also a Google Font.
This has become one of my favourites and have been using it everywhere. Shades of Lobster but a little more subdued. A great font for flat design.
Available as download and Google Fonts.
Railway is not really cursive but it is decorative and is a great “go to” font. This looks very pretty white on dark.
Do you have a decorative font you use over and over again?