How to Add a Custom Font to Your Website

11.06.2024
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How to Change the Font of Your Website

Curious about changing the font style of your website text? Discover the easy steps to switch up your website’s font and customize its appearance to fit your brand or style preferences

Adding a custom font to your website can greatly enhance its visual appeal and help convey the personality of your brand. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to add a custom font (comicsans.ttf) to your website.

Required Files and Folders

Organize your project structure as follows:

  1. index.html – Your HTML file.
  2. fonts/ – A folder to store your font files.
    • comicsans.ttf – The custom font file you want to use.

Project Folder Structure:

project-root/
├── index.html
└── fonts/
    └── comicsans.ttf

Step 1: Create the index.html File

First, create the index.html file and add the basic HTML structure. This structure will include the custom font and apply it to the body text.

index.html:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>Using Comic Sans Font</title>
    <style>
        @font-face {
            font-family: 'ComicSansCustom';
            src: url('fonts/comicsans.ttf') format('truetype');
            font-weight: normal;
            font-style: normal;
        }

        body {
            font-family: 'ComicSansCustom', sans-serif;
            margin: 20px;
        }
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <h1>Using Comic Sans Custom Font</h1>
    <p>This paragraph is styled with ComicSansCustom.</p>
</body>
</html>

Detailed Explanation

1. <html> and <head> Section

  • <!DOCTYPE html>: Declares the document type as HTML5.
  • <html lang="en">: Specifies the language of the document as English.
  • <head>: Contains meta-information about the document.
  • <meta charset="UTF-8">: Sets the character encoding to UTF-8.
  • <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">: Ensures proper rendering on mobile devices by setting the viewport properties.
  • <title>: Defines the title of the document.

2. <style> Section

  • @font-face Rule: Defines a new font face.
  • @font-face {
        font-family: 'ComicSansCustom';
        src: url('fonts/comicsans.ttf') format('truetype');
        font-weight: normal;
        font-style: normal;
    }
    
      • font-family: Assigns the name ComicSansCustom to the font.
      • src: Specifies the path to the font file.
      • font-weight and font-style: Defines the weight and style of the font.
    • General CSS Settings:
    • body {
          font-family: 'ComicSansCustom', sans-serif;
          margin: 20px;
      }
      
        • body: Applies the ComicSansCustom font to the entire body of the document, with sans-serif as a fallback.
        • margin: Sets a margin of 20px around the body content.

      3. <body> Section

      • Header and Paragraph 
      • <h1>Using Comic Sans Custom Font</h1>
        <p>This paragraph is styled with ComicSansCustom.</p>
        
          • <h1>: Defines a main heading.
          • <p>: Defines a paragraph.

        Step 2: Place the Font File

        Place the comicsans.ttf font file inside the fonts folder. This folder and file path should match the path specified in the CSS: src: url('fonts/comicsans.ttf').

        Step 3: Test the Project

        Finally, place your index.html file and the comicsans.ttf font file in the appropriate directories. Open the index.html file in your web browser to check the result. You should see the custom font applied correctly to the text.

        By following these steps, you can easily add a custom font to your website and enhance its design to better match your brand’s identity.

      • Comic Sans, its features can be examined and downloaded from here Comic sans font