Creator here - I wanted to explain a bit more about FontReach. FR crawls the top million websites, and surfaces data about font usage across the web. It allows us to answer questions like, 'How many sites use Proxima Nova?' or 'What are the most used fonts on the internet?". We now have data around the fairly uncharted world of web fonts.
Amazing work Jesse, I would love to feature it in a couple of design resources series I write for a couple of well-known design blogs, if you don't mind!
By all means, Juan! Let me know if you would like to chat about it.
sure, my gtalk: jp.iconshock at gmail
Last week, I searched for this, and you made it now. Awesome :)
Great work! But I wonder how the data is collected... my sites aren´t listed ;)
You can read a bit more about it here: https://medium.com/inside-digitalocean/fontreach-font-usage-visualized-b6c5b6294787
Data is collecting by scanning the top million websites based on Alexa ranking. If a font is used on the site (based on first position in font-family), it is recorded.
Nicely done. The UI for this is very slick.
I should give this Arial a try for a next project.
I’m very impressive Noto Sans Japanese used by 111 sites.
Crazy to see Font-Awesome break the top 10. Unbelievable how widely used that is.
Used by four sites in the top 200, not bad!
This is really nice. Would be nice to have a link to the sites listed.
its JSON, but this is the entire list: http://api.fontreach.com/fonts
Sorry, my comment wasn't very clear. I meant it would be nice if there was an external link to the website once I land on it's page. For example, I search "Brandon Grotesque", then click on "People.com". From here, I think it would be nice to have a link to People.com open in a new tab.
Yeah, I agree. Because it's not optimized for domain browsing (rather font browsing), I did not add URL support. Perhaps in a later iteration :)
The letter spacing hover effect is pretty cool, haven't seen that one used before.
Super interesting information! Thanks for taking the time to create this tool.
Hilariously useful, well designed, and well executed. We cycle through lots of fonts for our projects at baylaunch.com
Amazing. This is oddly fun.
Interestingly the resource counts incorrectly specified fallbacks:
These are more popular than wonderful typefaces like National, Neutral, Ratio or Seravek which don’t place well (or at all). This seems like a great resource for checking whether a typeface you’re considering is a rarer or atypical choice.
Hi, this website is similar and allow you to view all fonts used by a website.
Top of 100 fonts most used, List of all fonts with all websites used for each font.
Very amazing website, but I really wished that it gives a review of the font to see how it does look like when I use it.