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Posted at Queness by Carrie Cousins Introduction Responsive design is the “in” thing when it comes to website design. Responsiveness allows for one design scheme to work on websites, tablets and mobile devices and look great in a variety of sizes and orientations. But have you thought about how this evolving, adaptable design outline relates to type?
Posted at speckyboy by Sadaf Fareed Each time a discussion pops up about responsive design, the common terminology and concepts that get the maximum attention include grids and images, and obviously the settings like fluid or flexible. Typography, though essentially always deemed important, is rarely given the weightage it deserves when it comes to responsive web design. In this article, we will be discussing typography vis a vis responsive web design. Our focus will be on typography strictly in relation to responsive web design only.
Studies show that five out of five web designers agree that the handful of fonts that come installed on most Windows and Mac computers offer a woefully inadequate choice for even the simplest design projects. Stuffy old Times New Roman and straight-laced Arial have earned their place in the world of fonts, but anyone serious about design knows what it's like to spend hours searching for just the right font. If you think font hunting a waste of time, you might consider reading Hear, All Ye People; Hearken, O Earth (Part One) , a New York Times article by Errol Morris, who conducted a recent study on how typefaces impact our perception of truth.
Posted at CSS-Tricks Where are we at right now in terms of the best markup for using icon fonts? Let's cover some options I think are currently the best.
Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Fonts in each classfication share certain similiar characteristics including the shape or appearance of their serifs. Serif fonts are widely used in traditional printed material such as books and newspapers. Show all Serif Didone is a typeface classification characterized by slab-like serifs without brackets; vertical orientation of weight axes.
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:
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It’s now possible for web pages viewed in any modern browser to display text in any font you wish, without requiring the user to have the font already installed. Under CSS3, fonts can be embedded as part of the web page. That is, the end-user sees the page text in the font it is meant to be seen in, without needing the requisite typeface in their own fonts folder.
Yesterday we brought you part one of our ten do’s and don’t for working with typography. Today we’ll wrap up with five more! Read on to see if you’re guilty of any of the following blunders and how to make sure you never do it again.
The relationship between text and the rest of a page is one of the key characteristics of any design. Rhythm, emphasis and tone are all compromised without correctly scaled type. However, selecting text sizes is often both a painstaking and frustrating experience, with no standardized starting point to inform us.
Published by Chris Coyier CSS3 has some new values for sizing things relative to the current viewport size: vw , vh , and vmin . It is relevant to bring up now, because it's shipping in Chrome 20 ( canary at the time of this writing). And not behind a flag, it just works. Production usage isn't quite there, but it will be soon enough. Why is this awesome?
This time we’re gonna show you some truly inspiring works with text, also referred to as typography.
Improving your website usability can be a real headache especially when you are novice in this field. Typography plays a key role in improving the usability of web projects. Even if you classify yourself among the experts in web design, investing some time to learn more about typography would most certainly help you in discovering something new. In this article I will be discussing a couple of interesting facts about usability, readability and legibility which can help you in selecting adequate fonts when designing your next website. I will then provide a list of 12 practical typography guidelines which will help you improve your website usability.