You know what I love? When people use script font effectively on their website.
You know what’s the worst? When people screw up the script font and it accidentally makes their website look super tacky and DIY.
Here are 3 rules for keeping your script font classy.
Please stop using script font for paragraphs, or even for long sentences.
Script fonts work best as a little accent to add emphasis on your website. Don’t use it as a main font that you’re going to write everything in.
Script font slows you down, and it makes your brain work really hard to process it. So keep that in mind, and use it in places where you want your visitor to pause and take a little time.
I often use it as if I’m speaking directly to my visitor, like:
‘Welcome! I’m Carissa’ <– that part.
Because script fonts are harder to read, they often need to be a lot bigger than you might think. If your headings are 36px then try 48px or even bigger for your script font.
This one grosses me out so much 🙈.
Make sure the letters connect to each other properly. Sometimes people adjust the letter spacing and then the script doesn’t connect with the next letter. And then it leaves this awkward little upstroke at the end of each letter… like it’s trying to reach for the next letter… and then a big space.
To fix it, just go in and adjust the letter spacing so that the letters connect naturally. Once you notice, you can’t unsee it. It’s something that’ll make you look like a pro, rather than an amateur.
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