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Font pairing: PT Serif and Source Sans Pro

Google Fonts might not be the best when it comes to speed, but there is a vast selection of fonts, and they are free. Consequently, I like using Google fonts. A lot. Not surprisingly, two Google fonts are used here on Web Factors as well.

Serif and Sans Serif

The main font used for the content is PT Serif. It’s a widely used, popular font on the web. The reason I love it, it’s because it goes very well with white space. I can make the font size pretty big and easily readable, but still, keep it visually neat.

The other font in use is Source Sans Pro. This is used in the header area where the menu is, and the sidebar. It gives a very good balance to PT Serif’s “Serifsness”.

Other examples where the same pairing is used

You may have heard the saying:

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

C. E. M. Joad

Sidenote: many attribute this quote to Albert Einstein, but according to Quote Investigator, this is rather an assumption, and there’s more evidence that the original source was the above gentleman.

Anyway, the reason for the above quote is because I won’t be hiding my sources here. Truth is, I was inspired by Copyblogger to use PT Serif, and some Sans Serif font on the side.

So in case, you like the font pairing you see here, now you can create the exact same look when it comes to fonts.

Of course, it will also depend on your website design whether this font pairing hits the mark or not. If you are in doubt, get in touch with me and let’s figure it out together what font pairing suits your project the most. Also, check out my general design recommendations and typography tips.

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