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Showcase of Website Designs with Serif Typography

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It’s a shame that typefaces with intact serifs aren’t more popular on the web. Sans-serif text seems to be dominant in the web design industry, despite modern technologies providing a vast library of fonts of all styles. However, when you do find examples of serif font use in web design they are often really beautiful, so in today’s showcase I feature 25 websites with elegant serif typography. These sites use classy serif fonts to create stylish and sophisticated designs.

Rokkan

Rokkan

Tyler Copeland

Tyler Copeland

Dragone

Dragone

Vesper Hotel Noordwijk

Vesper Hotel Noordwijk

Tiny Giant Creative

 

Solo

Solo

Q Ideas

Q Ideas

Studio MPLS

Studio MPLS

Essence

Essence

Chattanooga Renaissance Fund

Chattanooga Renaissance Fund

Rook

Rook

Simpleblend

Simpleblend

PRPL

PRPL

Webstock 2015

Webstock 2015

Aria Studio

Aria Studio

Wondersauce

Wondersauce

Kin HR

Kin HR

Cher Ami

Cher Ami

Future Father

Future Father

Generation Press

Generation Press

OKREAL

OKREAL

Sweden Unlimited

Sweden Unlimited

Instrument

Instrument

The Fernway

The Fernway

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

40 Comments

  1. Web Design Canada says:

    Many simple fonts like serif take some work to make look good. I find it all too easy to have text like this make everything look lazy. Nice to see designers with initiative breathing some life back into the font.

  2. Matt Magi says:

    This is the best collection of this kind I have seen. SO many nice examples for inspiration thanks so much for putting this together as I love serif fonts when they are applied correctly.

  3. Chris Spooner says:

    It’s no problem! :D Thanks.

  4. Halifax Web Design says:

    Serif fonts are a great font. You know as I read this you really don’t see that many on the web and when you do they are actually very well done.

    • Chris Spooner says:

      I think it’s one of those fonts that you need to know what you’re doing with it. The ones you find are definitely very well done!

  5. Kevin Oliveira says:

    Great sites!

  6. Datamip says:

    This typography is very appealing for writing banners and landing pages. Thanks for posting these creative pictures Chris.

  7. فال روزانه says:

    Thanks for sharing this.
    very nice

  8. Donatas says:

    Chris thank you for sharing this. In my opinion Serif font is one of the best font for web. I really like it.

    And of course themes collection is awesome!

  9. Teelah says:

    Love these typography examples. Serif fonts are always risky to me so to see them used well is so nice. Its so easy to just pick a readable san serif font. Thanks for the great share.

  10. خرید هاست says:

    thank you for sharing this article

  11. Bartek says:

    I really like it . I think Dragone is most beautifull and the same time useful .
    Great selection .

  12. Brice says:

    What a great selection! they all look beautiful and appealing. Dragone is just breathtaking… I’ve got my eye on this one as a source of inspiration for future projects. Thanks for sharing!

    • Chris Spooner says:

      The Dragone one has become a favourite it seems! Wish you all the best with your future projects, I’m happy to have helped.

  13. Janna says:

    These designs are really inspirational. I love how they all have their unique style that really captures the right feel for each!

    • Chris Spooner says:

      It’s all about creating the right mood for a design, these are all great examples of it :) Thanks for the comment Janna!

  14. Victoria says:

    Wow! I love Dragone the most – it is really wonderful! Would certainly use it for one of my projects! thanks for inspiration!

  15. William T says:

    Love all of them. Even I use serif font a lot to make it look elegant and more bold defining graphics for my website. Great post I bookmarked your page for reading later and exploring more such great articles.

  16. Eli says:

    I just wanted to say nice collection. Hope to see more showcases like this !

  17. Chris Spooner says:

    Cheers Debarpan, happy you liked it.

  18. Spur Creative Studios says:

    Excellent collection. We just redesigned our website and serif typography was a large part of that process. Check it out: http://bornonthefrontier.com

  19. Jared says:

    Like many of us I have a million sites bookmarked, completely forgot about Rook, love their colors and graphic design skillz.

  20. Mich says:

    Thanks for sharing this.

  21. فیش حج says:

    amazing nice work

  22. Andrew says:

    How about a simple layout? http://solidmarkup.com

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