A Designer Life

How to find out what font a website is using

Have you ever seen a beautiful design (for a website, poster or otherwise) and just WISH you knew what font they used, so that you could also have sexy, on-trend typography and create great graphic designs too? I was that person.

Until yesterday – when I finally looked up “How to find out what font a website is using” on Google! The tool I found has literally blown my mind and it’s called Fount.

Fount is a simple bookmarklet that identifies any font on any website you see! It tells you the font name, the weight and the size! You simply drag the bookmarklet onto your bookmarks bar, and visit the website where you want to know what typography they are using. All you have to do is click on the bookmarket, then click on the text you want to know about – and VIOLA! – the information appears. Get it here.

I can’t believe I hadn’t found out about this handy tool sooner. I think my knowledge of popular fonts and typography trends will increase exponentially.

You’re welcome.