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50 Helpful Typography Tools And Resources - Smashing Magazine

50 Helpful Typography Tools And Resources - Smashing Magazine
Advertisement 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. To help you improve the typography in your designs, we’re presenting here useful new articles, tools and resources related to typography. You may be interested in the following related posts: Typography: References and Useful Resources The Taxonomy of TypeThis article’s purpose is to help us as designers to distinguish basic properties of types. Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of TypefacesTypedia is a resource to classify, categorize, and connect typefaces. Typeface Anatomy and GlossaryMany fonts have abbreviations in their names. Finding The Right Type Combining Type Type Design

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60+ Really awesome Typography Showcases  We all know it – “A picture is worth a thousand words“. This is certainly true in most cases but clever use of typography can also turn words into pictures and then interesting things start to happen. Some people experiment with the idea of turning typography into art and pictures and I believe the results can be very interesting and inspiring. 7 Free Typography Ebooks We would all agree that content is the most important aspect of any website. And in most cases content is made up of type. So, as a web designer, it makes sense to have a strong understanding of typography. With that in mind, we rounded up some free ebooks that should help you strengthen your typography skills. Meet Your Type Meet Your Type, by the FontShop, will help you overcome common obstacles, and keep your heart thumping for your one true love: typography.

Know Your Typefaces! Semantic Differential Presentation of 40 Onscreen Typefaces By A. D. Shaikh How to Identify a Font What is the font used for the title of Friends? How about the typeface of that old copy of Moby Dick you picked up at that garage sale? The back of your Starbucks pastry bag? And please tell me, how can you find the font on a worn out birthday card that your client wants you to replicate?

Technical Web Typography: Guidelines and Techniques Advertisement The Web is 95% typography, or so they say. I think this is a pretty accurate statement: we visit websites largely with the intention of reading. That’s what you’re doing now — reading. With this in mind, does it not stand to reason that your typography should be one of the most considered aspects of your designs?

A Crash Course in Typography: The Basics of Type - Noupe Design Blog Mar 28 2011 Typography could be considered the most important part of any design. It’s definitely among the most important elements of any design project. Complete Guide to Pre-Installed Fonts in Linux, Mac, and Windows by Megan McDermott, 19 March 2012 - 2:01pm Web fonts are gaining in popularity now, but they can still be a bit of a challenge to use. Copyright issues often require the use of a third-party font service, which can be risky and expensive.The good news is that all major operating systems come with a variety of fonts that you can use to create your font stacks. This article lists fonts installed with major operating systems and software, shows how those fonts look on that platform, and attempts to suggest fonts with similar appearance and metrics. This is an updated version of the article originally published in November, 2007.

Guide to CSS Font Stacks: Techniques and Resources « Smashing Magazine Advertisement CSS Font stacks are one of those things that elude a lot of designers. Many stick to the basic stacks Dreamweaver auto-recommends or go even more basic by just specifying a single web-safe font. But doing either of those things means you’re missing out on some great typography options.

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