Type in the interactive world has been through a lot of different trends from pixel fonts to grotesque to monospace fonts and, like the fashion industry, these trends come and go over the years. Starting last year and still going strong this coming year, we are seeing a big usage of display serif and slab fonts. That is the main reason we created Chronos Serif which you can try for free here.
Another trend we are noticing more and more is extended types, especially grotesque. Used in the right way they can really set off your designs (we are actually working on one as we speak). Try outlining them for a more contemporary look!
ALastly, a strong sans serif is really hard to beat when it comes to sending a big message with a bold title. It is a trend that has been here for a couple of years now and is probably here to stay. Most of the designs or ads you will see have sans serif fonts so the rule here to set your designs apart is to use a unique font in a unique way. Make the layout different, clean and let it breathe. Again, kerning, line spacing, size and contrast are all variables you can play with to transform your design into a masterpiece. There are hidden wonders many fail to see in using the right ratio of content vs. space.
Here are a few examples of font styles use for inspiration: