Jun 18, 2019

Dancers are the athletes of God - Albert Einstein

Choosing a Blog Title Font

I obviously much the like the theme I’m using (Whitespace) but I didn’t like the original standard heading text – the ‘BruceMarriott.com’ top left. As standard on a PC it looked like this:

Original Whitespace Blog Title on a PC

I wanted a nice font to give some colour and personality to an otherwise cooly clean look. The place I go to look at fonts is MyFonts. The great thing is you can test fonts by typing in a short prase (like BruceMarriott.com) and see what it looks like.

However many fonts look really cool on their own but then don’t fit with what you have – at least my non-designer eye can’t see how it will work.

So what I did was take a copy of the theme as delivered, pasted it into Photoshop and then, using the Myfonts test facility I produced likely good looking titles which I again copied and pasted (using layers) to see just how they would look on my page as is. (btw I grab copies off screen using 123 Screen Capture Pro – I don’t use it so often but when I do it always just works – hooray). Great – I went through 20 fonts I thought looked cool and about 12 of them just didn’t work at all. In the end there were 3 I thought nice and I’ve gone with Sphinx RR Inline.

Sphinx RR Inline

Distinctive, makes a mark, but not too heavy and a bit theatrical I think.

Having chosen the font actually using it as proved fun – but that’s another blog entry.

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2 Responses to “Choosing a Blog Title Font”

  1. Tejas on September 2nd, 2009

    Bruce,
    Nice blog you have. Your tips are very useful.
    One suggestion – your Blogroll goes beyond your footer. It looks sort of untidy. If it works out for you, place Admin panel under the Credits and use the FooterCenter for your Blogroll. It will make it look tidy.
    Thanks,
    -Tejas

  2. admin on September 7th, 2010

    Thanks Tejas – now recently changed things so all that is sorted and more. All the ‘Whitespace’ changes and edits can be found here:
    http://www.brucemarriott.com/tag/whitespace/

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