Real web type in real web context

Web Font Specimen is a handy, free resource web designers and type designers can use to see how typefaces will look on the web. Debuted in a special issue of A List Apart, Web Font Specimen is in its second iteration. Now available in Cyrillic, too.

View a demo specimenRead the ALA article

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Prepare your own web font specimen in three easy steps

  1. Grab the specimen

    Downloadthe specimen

    It’s a few small files, plus instructions so you know where to add a typeface. Download the 9k zip.

    Current version: 2.0

  2. Add a typeface

    These typefaces are each licensed for use with the CSS @font-face rule in some capacity.

  3. Study & test

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