Happy Monkey, available at Google Fonts
Free fonts are everywhere on the Web, but some are dodgy in use. Google to the rescue. Did you know that Google offers free fonts?
I became aware of them when I was reading this post, Make Text More Readable with Solarized and Cousine:
Google Fonts offers the Cousine typeface, designed by Steve Matteson, for free. Cousine is similar to Nitti Light… To install Cousine, if you haven’t used Google Fonts before, click the “Open Cousine in Google Fonts” link at the top of left of the specimen page, and refer to the numbered steps in the second screenshot for download instructions. Once you expand the Zip archive, double-click the font(s) to open them in Font Book, and then click the Install Font button.
I decided to download Cousine, so that I could see how the process works. It’s easy. Just choose follow the directions in the quote above.
While Cousine is a readable font, I prefer to use Georgia. I primarily use Textmate and Ulysses 3 when I write for the Web. Here’s Georgia in Ulysses 3; it’s easy on the eyes.
Georgia in Ulysses 3
Cute decorative font: Happy Monkey
I found a decorative font I love at Google Fonts – Happy Monkey, by Brenda Gallo. It’s only available in Regular, without variants, but it will be fine for using with Photoshop.
If you want to use Google Fonts on the Web, here’s Google’s Getting Started Guide. Google offers a warning, in case something goes wrong with your font choice:
Note: When specifying a web font in a CSS style, always list at least one fallback web-safe font in order to avoid unexpected behaviors. In particular, add a CSS generic font name like serif or sans-serif to the end of the list, so the browser can fall back to its default fonts if need be.