I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts or Typekit, that would look similar to Avenir.
I'm building a site using Squarespace
My friend told me to use Avenir for headings and shorter texts. Any of these three:
Squarespace does not have Avenir though. Squarespace does have support for Google webfonts and typekit.
Should I use Minion for the text body?
Squarespace does have Minion so I think I can use that one instead.
PS. Similar question: What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro?
Nunito is an excellent match to Avenir. The ascenders are slightly higher in Avenir but even the most persnickety designer would have a hard time telling them apart.
I don't think there is a really obvious choice to replace Avenir in Google Fonts.
However, I recently had to ask myself this question, and my answer was and is Lato:
The letters occupy similar amounts of space, the letterforms are in the right ballpark, and the font has a robust set of weights/italics for you to use.