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In the mid-80s the desktop publishing revolution began with the introduction of the Mac Plus, Aldus PageMaker and the Apple LaserWriter printer. It took quite a few years for these tools to make an impact on the design and publishing world, but once they did, there was no looking back. In 2010 we see a similar revolution starting to take shape with web fonts. Even though @font-face was introduced in the CSS2 spec in 1998 , it wasn’t until this past year that all in-use web browsers added support for it. This year we’re seeing a wave of web font services being marketed, and this could have a profound impact on web typography. Web font services, like Typekit and now the Google Font API, have captured a lot of attention.
Typography is one of the most crucial design elements, and as such, finding the most appropriate fonts for your project can be a challenging task. Today we’re making it easy for you, with a collection of 70 free thin fonts that we gathered from the web and that you can download to use right now. Most of them are sans-serif although there are a few serif options as well. Thin fonts are becoming extremely popular these days; their clean lines are perfect for logos and headers. They look great, especially at larger sizes, although they can sometimes also be successfully used for body text, provided there’s enough contrast. All the fonts featured in this compilation are free to use, however some restrictions may apply.
Mastering Typography in Web Design with Inspirations & Tools | Onextrapixel - Showcasing Web Treats Without A HitchTypography is one of the most difficult trends to tackle which is why it will remain fresh in 2010. With all the cries for usability, web designers are afraid of using new and different fonts. We realize that nowadays, knowledge in typography can be applied into various forms in almost all of media fields, including graphic design and the publishing world. To apply typography effectively in a media, we need to understand how it was developed and how people around made it possible.
We love beautiful typography, and we appreciate the efforts of designers who come up with great typographic techniques and tools or who just share their knowledge with fellow designers. We are always looking for such resources. We compile them, carefully select the best ones and then prepare them for our round-ups. And now it’s time to present a beautiful fresh dose of typography-related resources.
Mar 25 2010 By János Rácz Typography is said to be the backbone of web design, but it’s also considered art all by itself.