Free the Fonts!

I’m not a font master. I wish I were.

caged letter a - free the fonts!When I went to art school, we made fun of the graphic designers on the floor below. Little did I know that I would be salivating over their font-awareness just a few years later. I use Avenir on a lot of sites because Zeldman did. I use Verdana because it is universal. I use Arial at work because that is the Yahoo! standard. When I try to make something look fancy, I scroll through a bunch of fonts on my machine until something looks purty.

While my font knowledge is minimal, my desire for human rights is great. There’s a new movement to free fonts from the shackles of purchase-itude. The Free Font Manifesto prods, persuades, and pontificates over the liberation of good fonts.

Join the manifesto. Download a few good fonts. Share the joy. Let the fonts live a free, happy life on your projects.

Published by Ted

Accessibility is more than making sure images have alternate text. I work with engineers, product managers, and designers to understand how accessibility impacts the users, set realistic deadlines, and create the solutions to provide a delightful experience to all users, regardless of their physical, sensory, or cognitive ability.

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