Bold fonts with full-screen background images, or superimposed on patterns and textures, used in sliders or on menus and text boxes, present the site visitor or even the casual website skimmer with a message that’s impossible to miss. With all the clutter and chatter on the web these days, it’s become more of a challenge to catch and keep your viewer’s attention.
When using bold fonts, you need to make your message simple and clear – something that makes him stop in his tracks and spend a little longer on the page, or sticks in his head like an effective billboard he whizzes by on his way to work.
Is it distracting? Your objective is to make the visitor read your message. Too many fonts in your headline can confuse your reader abandon the effort to read your text. On the other hand, a little variation in fonts and color can add zing, interest and creativity to your layout. It all depends on the content of your site, and your target audience. Shown below are examples of sans serif, serif and italic fonts in web design, in sizes ranging from large to outsize – drawing attention while adding clarity and simplicity to your message.
Red, yellow and turquoise bring a youthful and vibrant appeal to this Responsive JS Animated Architecture website template, signalling action, energy, creativity, inspiration and positive thought. These colors are used effectively in the red header, buttons and image hovers, blue slider banner and yellow drop-down menu, with a balancing beige background and black text.
This template is suitable for a technology products or services company. The template uses small icons in the menu and large graphics in the header. The design presents an organized and professional look. Large white fonts attract the viewer’s attention to content and invites him or her to click the Join Us button – which leads to the Blog with social sharing icons and comment forms.
This is a WordPress Theme with Bootstrap, suitable for an advertising agency, media company, or design studio. Note the use of white space to present text, with large red fonts for headlines and smaller black fonts for subheads, interspersed with content on a grey background. The Click Here button leads into the blog which engages the visitor with informative content, comment forms and social sharing icons.
Blue circles with graphics turn orange on rollover to form the menu in this Web Design Moto CMS HTML website template with a full-screen image on a textured background and large fonts in orange to catch the eye. The design carries the theme of ballooning among flying birds to imply energy, adventure and creativity.
Bold white fonts on deep pink convey the company’s message front and center in the homepage slider with changing flat colors, in this Responsive Joomla Template on a textured grey background.
Mustard on black makes a striking combination with bold grey text overlaid on full-screen background images of rock-climbing in the homepage slider. Large fonts continue in the photo captions and numbering.
Excitement is conveyed in the homepage banner with huge green fonts superimposed with a yellow ball and net in this responsive Jooomla template for a beach volleyball club. The clean, uncluttered layout uses white space and yellow icons to match the ball.
The homepage slider shows changing colors with gradients and big, bold white fonts to arrest the viewer’s attention. The slider contrasts with the black of the template body for maximum effect.
Color strips contrast with black bands with extra-large white fonts on a textured grey background to make a unique menu in this single-page design for a creative web design studio.
This template is designed in blue and white with bold typography that catches the eye and instills a feeling of trust and friendliness. The News and Issues sections are presented in a blog with navigation on the right or left and content leading to full-length articles.
Large fonts, textures, gradients and a globe form an attention-getting banner on the homepage, putting the company’s message upfront, bold and clear.
This website template is suitable for a web design company or design studio. The intro page has fonts in different colors and sizes on a black textured background. The homepage has large orange capital fonts for menu and all caps for drop-down menu.
Grey, blue and black present a professional look and signify dependability, trust and authority. The homepage Flash banner has changing text in large fonts that attract attention to important content.