arvo + Alex Brush http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/alex-brush
A lovely elegant pair of free fonts for a slightly feminine touch.
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?
In no particularity order other then when I discovered, here is a growing list of cheeky, bold or otherwise attitude filled flat design websites that prove flat design isn’t boring!
Absolutely LOVE this clever design by Sam Markiewicz who shows off what different …err… hats he wears an an uber talented web designer, developer and graphic designer. Click and be prepared for funky and functional twist.
Deceptively simple this website really impressed me with its fluidity and seamless design.
Only 23?????? Yikes.
Made me laught with its utter simplicty. Can’t help but wonder if the designer is poking fun at Flat design and over simplification.
I love that is clear and does exactly what its supposed to do.
Adorable left sidebar and one of the most unsual I have ever seen. A great example of what CSS can do in the hands of a talented designer.
So brilliant! One of the things I love about flat design is the ability to tell a story with your design.