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Another thing I like to do when narrowing typeface selection is to read the notes from the foundry selling the typeface. Based on this practice your selection should be between Trebuchet, Open Sans or Source Sans because they were designed for screens and interfaces.
Trebuchet MS says in the first sentence it was designed for screens https://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/family.aspx?FID=2
LL Circular has no mentions of intent for screens, but looks nice on modern screens. https://lineto.com/The+Fonts/Font+Categories/Text+Fonts/Circular/Book/About+this+Font/
Open Sans was intended for mobile and web interfaces https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Open+Sans?selection.family=Open+Sans
Source Sans Pro was intended to work well for UI https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Source+Sans+Pro
Avenir was designed for print, but has a history of looking nice on modern screens https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/avenir/
Proxima Nova mentions nothing for screens or interfaces https://www.marksimonson.com/assets/content/fonts/ProximaNovaOverview.pdf
Not Proxima Nova.
Also, you should focus more on the typesetting more over the typeface itself. Something I like to do when I'm setting type for projects is to use something plain like Helvetica or Verdana.
This helps me focus on the contrast between the type hierarchy more so in size and weight. If you can make your UI look good in Helvetica or Verdana, it will be super nice when you switch it to something like Circular or Source Sans Pro.
Ultimately, my vote for your selection would definitely be system fonts. Depending on your device/browser support, I highly recommend Trebuchet MS. Verdana and Lucida Grande are nice also.
Hope that helps.
This is sexy to me.
Sick, but not worth $8.
Haha no! it's just a terrible joke. The video is very inspiring to me as a freelance designer.
One of my fears as a freelancer is being seduced by a company that offers a nice salary.
Time to take a bath with my toaster.
Left alignment with a better typeface would go a long way
Centered Proxima Nova. Really?
Proxima Nova is personally one of my most disliked typefaces. This is much better. Although, I do prefer Gilroy or Futura as my go to geometric sans.
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