As a designer or a lover of art or just someone who likes to know stuffs, I’m sure you must have gotten into a situation where you see a font on a website which you really like and might want to use for your works at a later date or you are just curious what the name is and you can’t seem to figure it out off the bat. A great tool I use in cases like this is called “Fount”. Actually, it’s a bookmarklet, but I’d prefer to call it a tool.
Now you might be wondering: what is a bookmarklet?
To use fount, all you need to do is navigate to http://fount.artequalswork.com/ drag the big FOUNT button onto your browser’s bookmark bar. Whenever you are on a webpage and you want to determine the font, you simply activate Fount by clicking on the fount bookmark you previously added to your bookmark bar, give it some seconds to activate (depends on how fast your browser is, you might not need to wait in most cases), your cursor changes to a cross, you click on the text on the website, and voila!, it displays not only the name of the font, it also shows the font-size, and few style parameters like as shown below:
Credits to Nathan Ford for developing this wonderful tool for everyone.