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Typography projects on Behance. Typography Served :: Gallery. The Grid System. Web Design is 95% Typography. By Oliver Reichenstein 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. Back in 1969, Emil Ruder, a famous Swiss typographer, wrote on behalf of his contemporary print materials what we could easily say about our contemporary websites: Today we are inundated with such an immense flood of printed matter that the value of the individual work has depreciated, for our harassed contemporaries simply cannot take everything that is printed today. With some imagination (replace print with online) this sounds like the job description of an information designer.

Macro-typography (overall text-structure) in contrast to micro typography (detailed aspects of type and spacing) covers many aspects of what we nowadays call “information design”. Typography has one plain duty before it and that is to convey information in writing. Too few fonts? Table of Contents. The 100% Easy-2-Read Standard. By Oliver Reichenstein 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… Screen vs. magazine: 100% is NOT big; image by Wilson Miner. Don’t tell us to adjust the font size We don’t want to change our browser settings every time we visit a website! Don’t tell us busy pages look better Crowded websites don’t look good: they look nasty. Don’t tell us scrolling is bad Because then all websites are bad. Don’t tell us text is not important 95% of what is commonly referred to as web design is typography. Don’t tell us to get glasses Rather, stop licking your screen, lean back (!) Five Simple Rules 1. The font size you are reading right now is not big. We don’t want to click bigger or smaller buttons and we don’t want to change our preferences. 2. Let your text breathe.

Good Nielsen – bad Nielsen. 3. 4. 5. Use Typography. 20 Websites with Beautiful Typography. Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Type glyphs are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning). - Wikipedia - Typography Typography has been playing an important role in different kind of mediums such as publishing, packaging, television. It's the way to present information to our audiences in text form. A good typography can be pleasing to look at and easy to read. AdamGlenn Cucweb Lhmdesign Sergio Noviello For a beautiful web Bug Omaha Jon Brousseau Matt Lawrence One share investments Polargold Harry Roberts works4sure 383 Projects Made By Giant Links LA Odd Web Things Bill C.

June Cloud Designr Nice Things. 11 Essential Tips for Good Print Typography. 8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography In Your Designs. I wrote this arti­cle for Smash­ing Mag­a­zine and it was pub­lished last Fri­day on their site. I’m re-publishing it here for your read­ing plea­sure. Enjoy. Many peo­ple, design­ers included, think that typog­ra­phy con­sists of only select­ing a type­face, choos­ing a font size and whether it should be reg­u­lar or bold.

For most peo­ple it ends there. But there is much more to achiev­ing good typog­ra­phy and it’s in the details that design­ers often neglect. These details give the designer total con­trol, allow­ing them to cre­ate beau­ti­ful and con­sis­tent typog­ra­phy in their designs. Measure The mea­sure is the length of a line of type. A sim­ple way to cal­cu­late the mea­sure is to use Robert Bringhurst’s method which mul­ti­ples the type size by 30. Leading Lead­ing is the space between the lines of type in a body of copy that plays a big role in read­abil­ity. Many fac­tors affect lead­ing: type­face, type size, weight, case, mea­sure, wordspac­ing, etc. Hanging Quotes Scale. 42 Amazing Resources for Inspirational Typography. 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 Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design. We Love Typography We Love Typography is an image, video, & text ‘bookmarking’ site that is wholly dedicated to type-related content. Typophile Upscale Typography Type for you A great blog rich full of type news, interviews, inspiration and free resources. TypeNeu. We Love Typography. Font Lounge. Design.tutsplus. Fy(t)i.