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Old 03-31-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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hi, i was wondering how do designers find all these specific fonts for site types? i see all kinds of fonts available for free on the net but you have to search through them to find what you like and there can be thousands. i was wondering. take this site for example http://www.grumpysgarage.org/ if i wanted to make a site like that and had in my mind the type of font i wanted, i didnt think i could find it in the huge font lists on the net. so i was wondering what they do to find it? any help greatly appreciated. thanks. derek
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:05 PM   #2
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hi, i was wondering how do designers find all these specific fonts for site types? i see all kinds of fonts available for free on the net but you have to search through them to find what you like and there can be thousands. i was wondering. take this site for example http://www.grumpysgarage.org/ if i wanted to make a site like that and had in my mind the type of font i wanted, i didnt think i could find it in the huge font lists on the net. so i was wondering what they do to find it? any help greatly appreciated. thanks. derek
Just hard work and searching I'm afraid Derek. I know I am really sad but I'll happily surf for hours for new fonts. I tend to just download loads and then use them when I need them. I actually have the font in the site you were looking at...remind me later and I'll find out what it is called for you.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:09 PM   #3
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oh man thats depressing. haha. i was hoping for a magical answer. LOL. i guess i will have to do the same thing you do if i want results. thats hilarious that you have that font. you must have looked at LOTS of fonts. what a coincidence. thanks for replying so fast. at least i know what the truth is now. thanks. derek
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:19 PM   #4
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you must have looked at LOTS of fonts.
Yes, thousands

It may not be exactly the same but search for a font called 'sidewalk' (that's pavement in the UK ). It is very close. Formfound is another 'grungy' font I like.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:32 PM   #5
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thanks those are cool. i guess i will start sifting through the fonts to get acquainted with them. heh.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:55 PM   #6
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I have that font too !

Have you seen dafont.com ?
It has fonts in categories and is really expansive. I usually settle on what 'type' of font I want and then go hunting. Google "free grunge font" "free sans serif font" usually turns up tons... experiment and go crazy.

Remember: No more than say, 2 fonts on a site (maybe three if they're related) - One for the logo / header and one for body. Body should always be a standard font and your style sheet should offer alternatives (ie; font-family) - the headers can be any font as long as they're images (use image replacement technique here)...

So much to think about ! Sorry...
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:23 PM   #7
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I have that font too !
We both need to get out more dude
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:23 PM   #8
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if i wanted to make a site like that and had in my mind the type of font i wanted, i didnt think i could find it in the huge font lists on the net. so i was wondering what they do to find it? any help greatly appreciated. thanks. derek
You can try this:

http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:02 PM   #9
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How strange - I stumbled across that widget yesterday and thought of this post ! Good call Cary...
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<< added to favorites! Thanks Cary
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