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Georgia and Verdana now come in pro versions A couple of years ago, type fans went nuts at the news IKEA had ditched Futura in favour of Verdana. Although Verdana had long been a favourite online, largely due to its ubiquity and also its readability at small sizes, using it for print was close to typographic sacrilege. But IKEA's decision for cross-media uniformity might irk less now Verdana – along with top-notch serif and .net favourite Georgia – have gotten the 'pro' treatment. Editor and typographer John Berry writes on his blog that while he worked as a program manager at Microsoft Typography, the two typefaces fell within his purview, and so he was "in a position to encourage and approve a joint project of Ascender Corporation (now a part of Monotype Imaging) and the Font Bureau to work with [original designer Matthew] Carter to create a much-expanded set of fonts for both".
Our readers are already used to finding beautiful and free fonts around here, and today, to keep you happy, we have a new round of free fonts for your delight. Since we love to hunt down nice freebies and fonts are always in high demand, here are 10 new fonts for you to use in your designs. Enjoy!
There are many ways to attract viewers’ attention when it comes to web design.Flash techniques, awesome photography & catchy color schemes are just some of the many methods used to create visual interest. There is something even simpler that can create a big impact…kick-ass Typography. Specifically, I’m talking about big and bold typography. When used correctly it can stand alone in a layout and still attract a lot of attention. In this article I will be sharing:
There are many theories to what constitutes good typography, its not as simple as choosing an appropriate font and setting it in the style of a particular project, that would be too easy. Theories and tutorials are one thing, putting typography into perfect practice is another, and is perhaps the hardest part of any design. Every designer you ask will give you a different answer to what constitutes good type, where is the benchmark? Below you will find the best typography sites, rich full of inspiration, tutorials, theories, free fonts, good practices… everything you could possibly need related to typography. Typographica
Typography is a very important part of web design. By using different types of typography like big headlines and bold fonts web designers are improving the look and feel of websites. So in this post we have compiled some beautiful typography for your inspiration. kylemkramer wakwaw denisechandler
Here at WDL we love typography and we are constantly showing our readers good typo usage, from print to logos , from web to random typographic works, we really feel the need to keep the juices flowing in that area, and we could not forget to mention all the free fonts we like to show you! So today we decided to show our love for typography gathering some examples of big typography in web design. From bold and colorful letters to delicate handwriting ones, you will find a lot of inspiring examples of how to get attention using typography, enjoy. Riser Karb Bellstrike
There are usually two camps among designers when it comes to typeface choices. One group has a handful of favorite typefaces they adapt to every design they create, believing that these handful of typefaces can be suitable for every situation. The other camp believes in using a huge variety of typefaces, picking and choosing each one based specifically on the project at hand. Regardless of which camp you fit into, the typefaces below should interest you.
Learn how to earn $125 or more per hour as a freelancer - Click Here It’s almost impossible to have too many fonts installed on your system, especially when it comes to Serif fonts. So to help you add a few fonts to your font collection, I’ve made an A-Z List of some of the very best free serif fonts out there on the web.
If you are new to TDC and didn’t know — well lets just say I love me some good ol’ typography — I come from a traditional print design background where layout and typefaces were used more flexibly. With (more) recent advances in web technologies and real font integration services, such as Typekit , the web has definitely become a more beautiful and interesting place aesthetically. I often collect and save examples of layout and typography that interests me or I find enjoyable and beautiful, so b elow I’ve gathered 30 websites showcasing beautiful typography and layout design for your viewing pleasures . Enjoy. Chirp Neutron Creations
Remember the days of the Commodore computer? Your word processor had one font family, with an italic and a boldface, if you were lucky. Designing a contrasting header to a computer-generated document required scissors and tape. Though the output of your dot matrix printer was unmistakable and monotonous, at least you never had to sweat the aesthetics of combining type. Matching heading fonts with body fonts, accent fonts and footnote fonts can be a touchy pursuit. Even perfectly balanced fonts can look ungainly and ugly next to the wrong neighbors.
An understanding of typographic etiquette separates the master designers from the novices. A well-trained designer can tell within moments of viewing a design whether its creator knows how to work with typography. Typographic details aren’t just inside jokes among designers. They have been built up from thousands of years of written language, and applying them holds in place long-established principles that enable typography to communicate with efficiency and beauty. Handling these typographic details on the Web brings new challenges and restrictions that need to be considered.
If you write for a site or a magazine, it is the content and the title that meets the visitor’s eye before they read in detail. The headline gives the reader a prior idea of what the site is all about. A bold headline or a title with a captivating font is the first step to win the whole battle. They grow the reader’s interest to stay on the page, instead of giving it a look and move for another interesting one. Here is some information on eye catching and bold fonts to galvanize the sites look and invite more readers.
Choosing a typeface can be tricky. The beauty and complexity of type, combined with an inexhaustible supply of options to evaluate, can make your head spin. But don’t be baffled — and don’t despair. While there are no easy-to-follow rules on how best to choose a typeface, there are many tried-and-true principles you can quickly learn and apply to make an appropriate typeface choice.