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Nattawan Worachat

Hi everyone,

I am looking for a good/beautiful serif font to use in my personal blog www.natts.me. As big header, I used Proxima Nova Condensed black and subheading is Adobe Caslon - which is quite nice in my opinion. But I am still not sure about the body font. Right now, I am using PT Serif. Should I use Adobe Caslon as well? I am afraid that it would be difficult to read.

Thanks for your help.

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Riccardo Sartori

It would help knowing what is your budget, or which typefaces you already have access to.

That said, I see that the blog uses Typekit/Adobe Fonts. Since Adobe Caslon’s thin strokes could look a bit too thin for comfortable screen reading at text sizes, if it’s included in your plan, for the body copy you could use a cut of Caslon optimised for it, like Williams Caslon Text.

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Nattawan Worachat
16 hours ago, Riccardo Sartori said:

It would help knowing what is your budget, or which typefaces you already have access to.

That said, I see that the blog uses Typekit/Adobe Fonts. Since Adobe Caslon’s thin strokes could look a bit too thin for comfortable screen reading at text sizes, if it’s included in your plan, for the body copy you could use a cut of Caslon optimised for it, like Williams Caslon Text.

Thank you for your help - I'm going to try that out. For now I am using Adobe Typekit and I would also stay there. I was thinking about using Georgia, but it's a non-profit personal blog and using Adobe Typekit with my Wordpress Theme is not complicated as using Georgia. I also found a font "Calluna". Doesn't look that bad.

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pereelmagne

You could also use Linux Libertine, included in Libertine fonts (http://libertine-fonts.org/). It goes under Open Font License and covers many languages. Moreover, having local font files, you would skip tracking from Adobe on your website.

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Ralf Herrmann

We have some serif free font recommendations here: 

But if you have access to Adobe webfonts, I would rather search there. You probably want your blog to have it’s own look and using system fonts like Georgia or common open source fonts won’t achieve that. 

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