Jan 12 2012

10 Web Fonts For Clean and Minimalistic Websites


Although we will begin to see new designs and styles emerge for 2012, familiar styles such as clean minimalistic layouts will continue to stand firm in the world of web design. And as such, we’ve lined up 10 of our favorite web fonts to get you ahead of the game. So take a look and grab some fonts for your next design.

A classy and fresh sans serif great for all applications in a layout.

Duru Sans
Modern, simple, and easily applicable.

Sophisticated, airy, and contemporary.

A fresh new all-purpose slab serif.

A lightweight condensed font with a modern feel.

Open Sans
A great go-to sans serif font with over 10 different styles.

Playfair Display
A stylish serif headline font with a whimsical touch.

Thin, sleek, posh, and modern; equipped with 7 different styles.

A reliable sans serif with a bit of curvy flair.

Tenor Sans
A little different from the typical sans serif, this font has a great legibility while maintaining a stylized feel.

Have a favorite web-safe font for clean and minimalistic sites that isn’t listed here? Know any other great fonts that you think are going to be big in 2012? Let us know in the comments, and we might feature it in a future related post.

About the Author:

Jessica Moon is an Art Director at digital-telepathy, a user experience design studio that specializes in creating products like SlideDeck, Impress, and Filament. She has a passion for illustration and design, and enjoys blogging and tweeting about what she’s learned. You can also find her on Google+.

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5 Responses

  1. Jul 30 2012

    Hi, What makes these fonts ‘Web-safe’ ?

    • Oct 04 2012

      Web-safe means that user don’t need to install font to view your yourpage properly. This fonts are not web-safe.

  2. Aug 04 2012

    Hi, thanks for the list but these are not web safe fonts.

  3. Feb 05 2013

    not sure ‘web-safe’ means what you think it means. these fonts are ‘web fonts’ in that they are served remotely, but they aren’t ‘web safe’ since they aren’t native to any operating systems. @font face doesn’t work with super old browsers (i know, who cares about THOSE people anymore) therefore isn’t websafe. those are traditionally the lowest common denominator, the windows fonts.