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Find out what font a web page is using

FontFace Ninja extension
I recently came across an awesome browser extension that allows you to hover over text on a webpage and have the name of the font appear in an overlay. It’ll even show you the font size, leading and spacing amount.

FontFace Ninja takes it a step further by allowing you to click the “Mask” button to hide all the images, ads and bothersome clutter to allow you to see only the text on the page. The website has a great intro video to show you exactly how the extension works.

Rounding-off the feature list is a button that allows you to purchase the font you’re interested in with (this feature doesn’t work with all fonts, but they have a pretty good collection of providers for the feature).

FontFace Ninja is free and works with Safari, Chrome and Firefox. It’s perfect for web designers and developers!

Free font: Satellite

Satellite font
Satellite, a free font by designer Matt Yow, is a geometric sans serif with 194 glyphs. Standard & discretionary ligatures & directional arrows are included as well as multiple language support.

Free font: Poetsen One

Poetsen One

Grab your free copy of Poetsen One. It’s increasingly rare to find font designers putting full character set fonts in their free offerings, so I grabbed this one as soon as I saw it. Rodrigo Fuenzalida has a few other fonts available on his site, so be sure to check them out.

Free font: Gilroy

Gilroy fonts
I love a nice, clean, well-rounded sans-serif font! Gilroy is kind of a cross between Gill Sans and Avenir; two fantastically readable fonts that work large or small.

Gilroy is a full family of 20 fonts which you can get for $45. But you can grab the Light and Extra Bold versions for free. Download the Gilroy freebies here.

Free font: Badhead

Badhead font

Badhead is a fresh looking font, perfect for branding, greeting cards, logotypes, or any design with a strong and elegant touch.

The OpenType version of the font offers a ton of alternate characters and stylistic alternates.

Free font: Rockfire

Rockfire font

Rockfire is a great display font that’s perfect for titles and logo work. Designed by Jay Cobs, Rockfire is 100% free for personal and commercial use and includes upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and a limited punctuation set.