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A Guide to Web Typography. The Basics

Typography for the Web has come a long way since Tim Berners-Lee flipped the switch in 1991. Back in the days of IE 1.0, good web typography was something of an oxymoron. Today things are different. Not only do we have browsers that support images (gasp!), but we have the opportunity to make our web pages come to life through great typography.

I Love Typography (2008). Design>Web Design>Typography


Arial Versus Helvetica. How To Tell Them Apart. Is Arial Just a Poor Copy?

Today we’re going to de-robe two popular typefaces, namely Arial and Helvetica — faces that are often confused, and often the subjects of mistaken identity.

I Love Typography (2008). Design>Typography


Fifteen Excellent Examples of Web Typography. Part 1

I have spent the last month searching, stumbling, noting, bookmarking and analysing in a quest to find 15 Excellent examples of Web Typography. I’ve chosen them because they make excellent use of type. Some of the examples mimic the typography of print, while others actually leverage web technology, smart CSS and delicious HTML to make their pages not only aesthetically pleasing, but legible, user-friendly and easily navigable.

I Love Typography (2007). Design>Web Design>Typography


Fifteen Great Examples of Web Typography. Part 2

What better way to start the year than with a little typographic inspiration. Last year I published 15 Excellent Examples of Web Typography, and owing to its popularity and people’s sateless appetite for lists, here are another 15.

I Love Typography (2008). Design>Web Design>Typography>Case Studies


I Love Typography

iLT is designed to inspire its readers, to make people more aware of the typography that is around them. We really cannot escape typography; it's everywhere: on road signs, shampoo bottles, toothpaste, and even on billboard posters, in books and magazines, online...the list is endless, and the possibilities equally so.

I Love Typography. Resources>Graphic Design>Typography>Visual Rhetoric


Identify a Font. Font and Typeface Identification Tools

Ever seen a typeface (font) you like but couldn’t identify it? I once knew an Art Director who seemed to be able to identify just about any typeface I showed him. However, in recent years, even he responds with, I don’t have a clue.So where to turn? Well, rather than publishing my Art Director friend’s email address here, I’ll introduce a few resources to get you started. Although none of the following resources is infallible, they will definitely give you a head start.

I Love Typography (2008). Articles>Typography


On Choosing Type

We owe it to the reader not to hinder their reading pleasure, but to aid it; second, we owe a responsibility to the typeface or typefaces we employ. Good typefaces are designed for a good purpose, but not even the very best types are suited to every situation.

I Love Typography (2008). Design>Typography


The Rather Difficult Font Game

Have you a typographer's eye? Head on over to this site to test your skills.

I Love Typography (2008). Design>Typography


So You Want to Create a Font

if you’re not a brilliant designer or a master calligrapher, well, don’t worry—you can still create some beautiful fonts with a little hard work, a lot of knowledge, and a little inspiration.

Julien, Alec. I Love Typography (2008). Design>Typography


Type History

Every subject, from dentistry to dog handling has its own vocabulary — terms that are peculiar (unique) to it. Typography is no exception. Learning the lingua franca (lingo) of type will make typography that much more accessible; and that will, in turn, lead to greater understanding, and hopefully a greater appreciation for all things 'type.'

I Love Typography (2008). Design>Typography>History


Typoholism. An Addict's Tale

typoholism. noun. A disorder characterized by the excessive consumption of and dependence on type, leading to physical and psychological harm and impaired social and vocational functioning. Also called typographical abuse, font dependence.

I Love Typography (2007). Articles>Interviews>Typography


Who Shot the Serif? Typograpy Terms

learning just a little about the terminology will help you to have a greater appreciation for type; it will also help you to identify different typefaces and fonts — and that in turn will help you make better, more informed choices about the fonts you use. Oh, and lastly, you’ll learn what fish scales and serifs have in common.

I Love Typography (2007). Articles>Typography

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