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    Time saving tips how choose the best font for you project.

    The first thing is to have a good font manager I used "Font Expert" font manager you can write any word or words & view the sample text. This work great but can be a little time consuming especially if you have an extensive font collection.

    I created a folder with JPG of sample of the font in used. This way instead of looking for the best font type. I can find the font that best fit how I envision the image of my design.

    Also good examples of fonts in use, can serve as an excellent resource of ideas & inspiration. The font designer all-way used the best possible used of the font in the sample pics.

    Also you can do a Google search for “with font (insert font name here)” to find some good examples how actual user have make used of the font.

    Please post more suggestions of sites if you have them.

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    That's a good idea, have a JPG sample of all the fonts.

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    This have same hour's

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    Also a good font manager is NexusFont. Just google it. :D

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    Two useful tools for web desing:

    http://fontdragr.com
    http://www.typetester.org/

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    Sometimes this helps: Superheroes Typographic Classification
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    As a student I've managed to organize my fonts per basic categories of sans, script, serif, decorative etc. Through that I just check them out via the default viewer tab on the right side. Is that efficient or inefficient?

    btw, thank you for sharing the jpeg samples idea. I might start collecting some time.

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    I used to do the sample text & search, but i started to realized how much time i was spending doing it like that. I still do sample text & search, but very rare this day.

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    look at http://myfonts.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by tspinelli View Post
    Sometimes this helps: Superheroes Typographic Classification
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    That's so nice!

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    I have a K'd copy of FontExplorer. It's the first real manager that I started off using, and because of the following reasons I don't think I'll ever be able to switch:

    When I first started downloading fonts, I made the mistake of getting overexcited and downloading a couple massive torrent collections. You know, the ones that say, "50,000 OF THE BEST FONTS EVERY GRAPHIC DESIGNER SHOULD OWN"....

    ... Well, don't ever do that. Because I ended up with pretty much the entire DaFont catalogue. I mean, I got some good stuff out of it, but it was (and is) interspersed with scores and scores of hideous stuff that I can't get rid unless I go through and delete them one-by-one because they're all mixed together. I've tried over the years to parse down some of the crap, but 60,000+ is A LOT OF TYPE to go through.

    So, in order to be able to manage my massive collection, I've used Fontexplorer to organize type that I actually use into albums of categories. Some of them are obvious, like "Wood Type", but others are just classifications that work for me, like "Cupcake Script". When I have a project that uses something I have in mind, I can just go to the album and preview every font in the that album on the same text, at the same time.

    But since this is all tied in with my Fontexplorer, it means that if I ever switch programs I'll have to start my organizating from scratch. :/

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    NexusFont lets you also categorize fonts in different groups or collections, precisely to help you save time. Also you can delete, check duplicates, and other tools. I`ve used it for quite a while now.

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    Very good idea! I'll remember to sort my collection of fonts (my treasure)

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    I use Suitcase Fusion 5. Create new smart sets and organize by sans, slab, serif, script...
    works for me!

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    good idea~

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