What are some of the best Google fonts for readability?
Lato fan here too!
I really like it as well, but you might want to avoir the light version it's unreadable on some OS/Browser combinations (Yes Chrome Windows I'm lookings at you)
I find Roboto to be nice and readable.
After playing around with many combinations and font weights I must say I'd stay with Roboto (for desktop and mobile at least)
Open Sans, but everybody uses it, so...
I know! I'm in an Open Sans rut, but I was hoping that there was another one that someone might know about that would be a good one also...
Source Sans Pro is nice and doesn't seem to be used quite as much as Open Sans:
I like Merriweather and Nunito Light...
I'm a fan of Source Sans
Source Sans and Lato.
On Mac, you can make more readable by using:
text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.004); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; -moz-osx-font-smoothing: grayscale;
Nice tip. I shall use those.
It's a shame these don't work on Windows, although I think recent IE versions do these by default.
I like: Muli, Source Sans Pro, Montserrat, and Varela.
I have been into Alegreya, Source Sans Pro and Vollkorn lately.
Google Fonts is the IKEA of typography. Looks good on the surface, falls apart pretty quickly, and everyone goes to it.
The analogy was good until you said it falls apart? How do you mean? The serif start dropping off of letters?
No, they just become unreadable at weird sizes, have legibility issues, don't scale well, have kerning issues, aren't hinted properly, have weird anti-aliasing issues, no ligatures etc...