Best Web Fonts 2021 – Google Web Fonts

One of the most important aspects to a web page’s design is accessibility on all levels and the first key ingredient to getting this correct is by exploring typography and the combination of certain styles of font which have a natural, harmonious way of working together. We show you some of the best web fonts trending in 2021.

 

As of February 2021, Google Fonts has 1043 font families, including 86 variable font families.

Browser based fonts are typically used when your goal is to implement a blindingly fast and stable application. There is no waiting for download from an external resource and the font is loaded in the browser memory and ready to render. If however , speed is not your number 1 goal and you wish to add depth and dimension to your website then knowing fonts and how to use them effectively on a desktop, tablet or mobile resource is of huge importance in the web design space.

Less is more

Use web fonts sparingly as they can account for large chunks of your overall page size. Use the web page speed tool from solar winds here to see what percentage of your page is taken up by external font requests.

https://tools.pingdom.com/

solar winds web speed chart

 

Best Google Web Fonts for 2021

Designed by Hubert and Fischer, Meir Sadan, Cyreal

https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Rubik?query=rubik&preview.text_type=custom

Rubik is a sans serif font family with slightly rounded corners designed by Philipp Hubert and Sebastian Fischer at Hubert & Fischer as part of the Chrome Cube Lab project.

Rubik is a 5 weight family with Roman and Italic styles, that accompanies Rubik Mono One, a monospaced variation of the Black roman design.

Meir Sadan redesigned the Hebrew component in 2015. Alexei Vanyashin redesigned the Cyrillic component in 2016.

To contribute, see github.com/googlefonts/Rubik.

Designers

Hubert and Fischer

Principal design

Meir Sadan

Meir is a designer specializing in type design, typography, interactive digital design, and web development. He serves as Creative Director at feelternet, and teaches at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, and Minshar School for Art.