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Make your Markdown slides even prettier with 15 new fonts

  • Horia Cernusca
  • May 09, 2014

Markdown support in Swipe is a big passion project for us and we’re amazed to see what you’re doing with it. I think it’s the best way to make slides, quicker, simpler, and more beautiful than anything else out there. We’ve made it even easier to customize your Markdown slides with the support for 15 beautiful fonts that will work great on any screen. Check them all out here.


Our default font has and will be Frutiger Next, so if you don’t declare a different font you’ll still have great looking slides by default. We’ve added beautiful sans-serif fonts like Trade Gothic, Univers, Futura, DIN Next, Brandon Grotesque, Century Gothic, Metro Nova, Verdana, and Helvetica. We’ve also picked some great serifs like Georgia, Sabon, and Rockwell. You also have the option of using a monospaced font called Monaco.


We’re going to continue to expand this collection over time, with the goal of having the best screen typefaces available for you to really make your slides your own.

Using fonts in Swipe is exactly the same as declaring custom colors for backgrounds and fonts. You just have to use a font command in the following way:

<!-- font: verdana -->

Add this at the beginning of your deck, or at the beginning of the slide you want it to apply to, in the same way you’ve already been declaring colors.

<!-- font: verdana -->
<!-- background: #fff -->
<!-- color: #000 -->

If you need more help, we have a more in-depth overview in our help center.

We hope you love the new fonts and while you’re at it, go check out what some people are building with Markdown in Swipe on our new Markdown pages.

Horia Cernusca

Horia Cernusca

Co-founder & CEO of Swipe. Sometimes a designer, sometimes a writer.