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10 Web Typography Rules Every Designer Should Know

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. 1. With a design like JonesingFor a designer without a great grasp of the text would have struggled to put together the typography that makes this site really work. Some web designers think that just copying and pasting out of a text file constitutes the total of their textual duties. You can kick your typography up yet another notch, if you can read through the text once it’s in place in your design. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. It’s not possible to entirely avoid serifs, of course.

Dezeen Space Dezeen relocates to Shoreditch for a month during London Design Festival, London Fashion Week and Frieze Art Fair. From 17 September to 16 October, Dezeen Space at 54 Rivington Street - in the heart of Shoreditch Design Triangle - will be a multi-functional, experimental space, hosting a pop-up gallery, store, video studio and micro-event space. See all our stories about Dezeen Space here. Dezeen Book of Ideas Our first book, Dezeen Book of Ideas, will be launched and sold in the space. Dezeen Platform 30 days, 30 upcoming designers - Dezeen Platform is a one metre by one metre exhibition space that will be given over to a different designer each day. For more details on Dezeen Platform, including the full line-up, click here. Dezeen Watch Store pop-up Following our hugely successful inaugural watch store pop-up at The Tramshed last September, Dezeen Watch Store returns to Rivington Street with dozens of new models, all displayed in our now-famous dog cage display system. Dezeen Screen

Free Fonts to Download + Premium Typefaces The Sketchbook Project 10 Typography Tips to Bring your Skills to the Next Level An often overlooked aspect of web design, by those just starting out, is typography. In fact, web designers that have been around for a couple years even have a tendency to overlook and undervalue the power of typography. Don’t be mistaken though, it’s one of the most powerful tools web designers have. In this article, we’ll review ten web typography tips that will bring your typographic design skills to the next level. 1. Leading is the space between lines of text and probably one of the more commonly known elements of typography. I generally stick with about 2-5pt’s larger leading than font size depending on the type face, size, etc. and how it feels reading it. 2. Measure seems to be overlooked quite often in many of the templates I review. Measure is the width of your text. This will be a little harder to show you at a normal font size so I’ve reduced the font sizes for the example below. 3. On the web it’s not a good idea to use justified text alignment. 4. 5. 6. 7. “It’s boring” 8.

Wee See Part art installation, part pacifier, Wee See is a collection of black-and-white animations built from basic shapes to delight both child and parent. As vision develops slowly over the first months of life, Wee See provides surfaces of bold, well-defined artwork to engage your baby’s curious mind and bring the screen to vibrant life. With great sensitivity to the delicate nature of the audience, Wee See’s animations move methodically slow and maintain an extraordinary simplicity yet remain endlessly inventive. With both DVDs containing an original score by Tim DeLaughter, each moment has extra meaning. 14 animations (each 2-4 minutes in length) Running time approx. 30 min. + flashcardsNTSC / STEREO / ALL REGION 18 animations (each 2-4 minutes in length)

font-family - font's available for CSS (most common) This is a legacy document, and retained on the site in order to avoid link rot. The content is likely no longer (a) accurate, (b) representative of the views and philosophies of current site management, or (c) up to date. Font-family A question often asked is for a definitive list of fonts available on either Mac or pc. No such list is possible. * < SPAN STYLE="font-family: Arial;" > * < SPAN STYLE="font-family: Arial Black;" > * < SPAN STYLE="font-family: Comic Sans MS;" > * < SPAN STYLE="font-family: Courier;" > * < SPAN STYLE="font-family: Courier New;" > * < SPAN STYLE="font-family: Georgia;" (found after screen shot) > * < SPAN STYLE="font-family: Helvetica;" > * < SPAN STYLE="font-family: Impact;" > * < SPAN STYLE="font-family: Palatino;" > * < SPAN STYLE="font-family: Times New Roman;" > * < SPAN STYLE="font-family: Trebuchet MS;" (found after screen shot) > * < SPAN STYLE="font-family: Verdana;" > Sue Sims

Amsterdam kunstbeurs, antiekbeurs en designbeurs in één Aviary - Creation on the fly Home, Thomas, Thomas Andrew, Paintings, Artwork @font-face and 15 Free Fonts You Can Use Today Fonts are a huge part of design (as we all know). Text on the web needs to be much more dynamic than in any other media. We have solutions like Cufón, sIFR, etc. but perhaps one of the better options is using @font-face in CSS. We’ll take a quick look at using @font-face in CSS and 15 great free fonts you can start using today. What is @font-face? @font-face is a CSS rule that lets web designers link to a font that visitors may not have installed. Once the font is linked, it is used just like you would use any other font in your CSS. You MUST be sure the font you intend on using is appropriately licensed for @font-face linking/embedding. Why Use @font-face? @font-face doesn’t rely on any technologies other than good’ol CSS, the font file you want to use and a capable browser. Browser compatibility is getting much better too. While that still leaves a lot of web users without @font-face support, it’s okay because they will just get another font in your font stack. Here’s what we get. ttf2eot

Postcard from Provence | Daily Painting #1862 | A painting a day by Julian Merrow-Smith So you want to create a font. Part 1 | i love typography, the typography and fonts blog By Alec Julien So you’re a brilliant designer, a master calligrapher, and you’ve learned all about serifs, side-bearings, and kerning. Now you want to create your own font. (What! The Crux: Font Editing Software All the brilliant design, precise calligraphic work, and deep knowledge of kerning won’t mean anything if you can’t translate your work into a computer-friendly format, which is why you’ll need a good piece of font editing software at your disposal. Font Editing Programs FontLab Studio is what I use to make my fonts. All of these programs operate on the same principles, differing in specifics, interface, and levels of options and power. Once you have a good font editing program, there are three basic routes to creating a font. Method 1: Draw it on paper Tools You’ll Need Good PenGood PaperRuler (Optional)ScannerAdobe PhotoShop or Adobe Photoshop Elements (or similar image editing software)ScanFontFont Editing software of your choice Are you artistic? Almost there. Coming Up Next…

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