2 Handy Chrome Extensions to Ease Your Work with Fonts

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2 Handy Chrome Extensions to Ease Your Work with Fonts

Web developers/designers have never been really far away from fonts. As a web developer, you sometimes need to look for the best combinations of fonts to be implemented on your web projects.

If you work with Google Chrome, there are two handy extensions that you can use to make everything easier. They are Font Playground and What Font. The two use a different approach in helping you finding the best fonts for your web. While Font Playground features a live preview to let you know how will the font looks like once it’s applied to your site, What Font helps you checking the name of font that is used by a certain site.

Both extensions are available for free and extremely easy to use. If you are a web developer/designer then there is not bad at all to give them a try.

Font Playground

This extension is a great tool to help you beautify your website to make it be more beautiful and have a nice-look. Font Playground is best suited for helping you in writing the CSS. Font Playground has dozens collections of fonts that you can use and apply to your site. Before choosing a certain font you can make a live preview over the font to check how will it looks like once really implemented. You can even preview the font on the existing websites such as Facebook, Twitter, CNN, BBC. Any site.

Furthermore, you can also add some effects to the font you have selected. Once fit with the font and effects you can get the CSS code to put to your own CSS code of your website. Below is the demo of Font Playground.

If you interested to try this extension you can go to its Chrome Web Store page to download and add to your Google Chrome.

What Font

What Font use a different approach in helping you working with fonts. You can use this tool to check the name of font that is used by a certain site you refer to. For instance, you curious to find out what is the name of font of CNN. Just visit the CNN site and open any page. Click the What Font icon on the Chrome toolbar and hover your mouse over any text within CNN site and you will have a tiny pop-up showing the name of the font. Clicking on it will take you to the more details about the font.

If you want to try how helpful this extension is, please visit its Chrome Web Store page to download and add to your Chrome.

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