Review of dafont.com
The Best Website for Free Fonts
The free font website Dafont has thousands of free fonts available in just about every category imaginable. In fact, last time I visited there are 32,000+ free fonts in a hundred different categories.
From their homepage, you can view a list of the categories, the new fonts, the top fonts, and font authors.
Unique Fonts From Multiple Creators
All the fonts at Dafont are created and uploaded by users and then reviewed before added to the site. This serves the site well because you'll find some great fonts here from some very talented designers.
With all the different designers here there's not one style that's overpopulated and you'll find a great selection across every category of fonts.
Specific Categories Makes It Easy to Find a Font
Dafont has some great categories, also referred to as themes, that are specific enough that you'll be able to narrow down what you're looking for rather quickly. With categories like eroded, bar code, old school, and army, how could you go wrong?
Within each category, you can sort by name, popularity, or date added. You can filter the category by licensing options as well which is a great feature if you're looking for a font that's free for commercial use.
Category results can further be customized by adding your custom text, setting preview size, and specifying how many fonts you want to show up on a page.
If browsing through categories isn't your thing then there's also a search box or you can browse alphabetically.
A Font Preview You'll Fall In Love With
The best feature of Dafont is how great their font preview is. Once you click on a font you like you can then type in the text you want to preview and view that text in tiny, small, medium, or large sizes. This means you get to see a preview of this font and how it will look in what size you are planning to use it before you have to download it.
Also on the info page for a specific font, you'll find information about the author and whether you can use the font commercially. Scroll down and take a look at all the characters to make sure that whatever you need (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols) are availble in that font. Not all the free fonts have it all and you want to make sure it has what you need before you download it.
Download In a Snap
When you're ready to download your new font just glance above the Download button to see how you are and aren't allowed to use the font.
Click Download to download the font as a ZIP file which you'll need to unzip before using. Before you know it you'll have your new font that's ready to be installed.
If you run into any trouble downloading and installing a font, there's a very comprehensive FAQ that will answer these questions as well as give you some information on creating your own font if you'd like to try it.