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A Basic Look at Typography in Web Design

Typography is an integral part of design. Think of all the different uses of typography on the web, from large headlines and bold blocks of text to smaller-sized text in body copy, and you’ll soon realize that not only is it a crucial part of a web design, but that it’s a pure combination of art and science.

A Basic Look at Typography in Web Design

10 Web Typography Rules Every Designer Should Know

When someone visits a website you’ve designed, the odds are that they don’t care much about the colors, images or sounds, they’re immediately looking at the text.

No matter how many bells and whistles you’ve built into a website, everyone relies on text to accomplish whatever they’re visiting the site to do.That alone should make typography, the art of arranging type, a priority for any web designer.In this article we take a look at 10 easy rules to keep in mind when designing your next web project.

Web Typography Rules Every Designer Should Know

Web Design is 95% Typography

95% of the information on the web is written language. It is only logical to say that a web designer should get good training in the main discipline of shaping written information, in other words: Typography.

Web Design is Typography

The Anatomy of Web Fonts

If one aspect of design has suffered most in its transition to the Web, it is the art of typography. For years, Web typography involved little more than choosing a typeface and font size. Unstyled Times New Roman was the norm, and the integration of established typographical techniques and rules was unimagined.

The Anatomy of Web Fonts

10 Principles For Readable Web Typography

10 Principles For Readable Web Typography

A Guide to Web Typography. The Basics: contrast, size, hierarchy, space

Typography for the Web has come a long way since Tim Berners-Lee flipped the switch in 1991. Back in the days of IE 1.0, good web typography was something of an oxymoron. Today things are different. Not only do we have browsers that support images (gasp!), but we have the opportunity to make our web pages come to life through great typography.

A Guide to Web Typography

The Myth Of ‘Web-Safe’ Fonts

The pervasive myth of ‘web-safe’ fonts asserts the existence of a small set of font families that are present on almost all computers. A belief in this myth has led to the widespread adoption by web authors of typefaces such as Verdana, without the precautions necessary to ensure that content remains readable for visitors who don’t possess these fonts. Fortunately Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) provide a solution, allowing authors to specify ‘font family stacks’ to increase the likelihood of a satisfactory appearance.

The Myth Of 'Web-Safe' Fonts

8 Detailed Typography Tips for the Web

One of the most under–rated elements of beautiful Web design is the subtle art of typography. Part of this, I know, is a lack of a solid font support for Web sites. But never fear! Today I’ll show you some quick things you can do to appear to be a type master.

8 Detailed Typography Tips for the Web

11 Essential Tips for Good Print Typography

Typography is a huge part of design and design is a huge part of type. You can’t just throw text on a page, it has to be laid out and organized in a clean way that adds to the information being presented. Here are 11 typography tips to help you convey information in print the right way.

Essential Tips for Good Print Typography

The 100% Easy-2-Read Standard

Most websites are crammed with small text that’s a pain to read. Why? There is no reason for squeezing so much information onto the screen. It’s just a stupid collective mistake that dates back to a time when screens were really, really small. So…

The 100% Easy-2-Read Standard

10 Common Typography Mistakes

The goal of this post is to help designers and clients understand the importance of good type skills, while avoiding some of the common mistakes. Please keep in mind that most of these mistakes are subjective and can be changed varying on the project, goals or circumstances.

Common Typography Mistakes

CSS Typography : The Missing Manual

Typography is often overlooked in todays design specifically by web developers. It really is a shame because CSS gives us so much control over our type. That being said, we our limited to certain “web safe” typefaces but that shouldn’t decrease our creativity. Here are a few CSS tips for typography on the web.

CSS Typography

The CSS Typography : The Missing Manual – Ultimate Guide to CSS Typography

Typography is often overlooked in todays design specifically by web developers. It really is a shame because CSS gives us so much control over our type. That being said, we our limited to certain “web safe” typefaces but that shouldn’t decrease our creativity. Here are a few CSS tips for typography on the web.

CSS Typography

6 Ways To Improve Your Web Typography

Typography on the web is anything but simple, and for many, it is a troubling mystery. Today, we’re going to review six ways that web designers and developers can improve the typography of the sites they create.

6 Ways To Improve Your Web Typography

12 Examples of Paragraph Typography

These are supporting examples for the blog entry, The Paragraph in Web Typography & Design.Only standard tags have been used. Some of these styles are experiments using pseudo elements and adjacent sibling selectors; browser support is not consistent. Paragraph font size is set at 1em (equivalent to 16px if browser font size is unchanged) and line height set at 1.25em. Georgia was used exclusively. No browser specific CSS has been used—any inconsistency in the rendering of line-height, baseline and element positioning has been left for cross browser comparison before implementing.

Examples of Paragraph Typography

beautiful fonts with @font-face

While Firefox 3.0 improved typographic rendering by introducing support for kerning, ligatures, and multiple weights along with support for rendering complex scripts, authors are still limited to using commonly available fonts in their designs. Firefox 3.5 removes this restriction by introducing support for the CSS @font-face rule, a way of linking to TrueType and OpenType fonts just as code and images are linked to today. Safari has supported this type of font linking since version 3.1, and Opera has announced that they plan to support it in Opera 10.

beautiful fonts with font-face

Six Ways to Style Blockquotes

The blockquote XHTML tag is a fairly useful (if somewhat underused) element. Semantically speaking, a blockquote should be used any time you’re quoting a longer piece of text from another source – another speaker, another website, whatever. It’s a way of setting the text apart, and showing that it came from some other source. Stylistically, you could accomplish all this with a special class on your paragraph tags… but that wouldn’t be as semantically useful, now, would it?

Six Ways to Style Blockquotes

CSS typography experiment and browser inconsistencies

This is a quick experiment that reproduces an image from I Love Typography using nothing more than simple semantic HTML, CSS2.1, and modern browser implementations of a couple of CSS3 properties. Along the way a few new browser bugs and inconsistencies were exposed.

CSS typography experiment and browser

How to Size Text in CSS

There’s been a welcome resurgence of interest in web typography over the past year or so, with many articles and conference talks offering techniques and theory. Frequently asserted is the notion that good typography requires accurate control of font size and line-height. But this is the web: it’s a special medium where the reader can have as much control as the designer—the implication being that text on the web, while bending to the designer’s will, must also be reliably resizable across browsers and platforms.

How to Size Text in CSS

Cufon vs sIFR vs FLIR

Typography is a very important element to design, and it’s quite a shame that for the past decade we’ve resorted to using images to display this element, without having the flexibility to define different fonts outside of the 13 or so web safe fonts. In the past few years, however, we’ve seen a growing trend towards forcing new typefaces on the web. CSS defines a property for browsers to support a property called @font-face which lets the developer define new typefaces and include the original font file for the browser to download and render the site with. Support for this feature has been implemented in Safari already and is due to release with the next versions of Firefox and Opera. Though this is definitely good news and progress in the right direction, a few issues stand in the way

Cufon vs sIFR vs FLIR

Showcase of 55 Inspiring Typography Designs

Design News – Creative use of typography in design has become a very popular trend among creative artists. This is a collection of 55 of the latest and greatest pieces of type design on the web.

Inspiring Typography Designs

30 Fresh And Beautiful 3D Typography Designs

3D typography is a very popular design trend which is rapidly appearing all over the web, as well as being a very popular design trend it’s also very inspirational. Here we have collected 30 Beautiful 3D Typography Deisgns , I found these design realy inspiring, hope you will be inspired.

 Beautiful 3D Typography Designs

80 Ultimate Examples of Experimental Typography

Typography has become one of the most experimental digital art-forms. There is a huge amount that can be done with type, including complex lighting, different textures/mediums to construct surfaces, and manipulation of letters/shapes. The following 80 examples show just how much can be done with type. Each work of art manipulates the medium to it’s limits, constructing some truly beautiful work!

Ultimate Examples of Experimental Typography

35 Beautiful Human Portrait Typography Art Designs

Typography is the art and technique of using and arranging letters, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Type glyphs are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques. There are many different branches of typography. One of them is the form of portrait making or text art. With the modern tools and software that are readily available such as Photoshop and Illustrator, creative typography has become a great design trend.

Beautiful Human Portrait Typography Art Designs

60 Amazing Typography-Based Posters

Designing a typography-based poster that actually works is not an easy task. With the spotlight turned towards the typeface itself, many different variables from placement to color to the chosen font all have to work together. Not everyone can pull it off, but when a designer is skilled in this type of work the results can be quite beautiful.

Amazing Typography-Based Posters


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