Using outline handwriting fonts in web design

Here at Pumpkin Web Design Manchester, we build websites specifically tailored to the requirements of companies and businesses across Manchester and the North West, including Blackburn and Chorley. We provide the perfect web design solutions for clients in all areas of business and industry. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about outline handwriting fonts and web design.

What are the important considerations when using outline handwriting fonts in web design?

When using an outline font in web design it is generally typical to select a serif based font for the ease of legibility. However, this isn’t the only option. Some outline handwriting fonts can be used effectively for headers or titles, and can be better suited to your company branding. So how can you be sure to make the right typography choice, and apply an outline handwriting font effectively? Well, there are a number of things you can consider. These include:

  • Remove the join between letters- while individual letters in an outline handwriting font can retain the serifs, or flicks, these should not extend between the letters as they would normally. This helps to keep each individual letter easily defined, without any ambiguity while reading. You should also use a more simple form of handwriting to keep this more straight forward.
  • Spacing between letters- just as the letters should not be joined together, it can also be good practice to increase the space between each letter by just a small amount. This will allow each letter to be easily visible, and it will also allow more room for the letter flicks too.
  • Company branding- a handwriting font in general will say more about your brand persona and character than any other type of font. This is because handwriting font adds an element of unusual design to your website, and these can even be completely unique to your website. While this is very effective for defining your brand, it also means that you will need to spend time and take care selecting the perfect font to sum up your  company branding effectively, and make the right statement to your potential customers and clients.
  • Colour schemes and backgrounds- because an outline handwriting font has more detail than a standard font, this should be the main visual focus This means that when this type of font is applied above the fold, the background design and pattern will need to be more plain, in comparison to a standard outline font. This will allow the letters to be easier to read, and it will also allow the font itself to stand out and attract attention. At the same time, it is important to ensure contrast between the outline colour and the background colour too.

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