Typography tagged articles

6Aug

Forget design 'inspiration' - just stick to the basics

A lot of design tutorials tend to focus on the aspect of 'inspiration' - without much emphasis on the design process itself. For all the showy gradients and web 2.0 gloss, truly good design comes from an altogether different approach. [read more...]


26Apr

5 Terrible Fonts You Shouldn't Use in Print Design

(And preferably not at all, with the possible exception of Arial)

For those designers who work with both web and print media, the limitations of web typography are all too apparent. Some designers struggle to shake off the bonds of such limitations, though - and repeatedly use and abuse some of the worst fonts available. Here are five examples which raise my typographical hackles. [read more...]


17Nov

Web Typography Cheat Sheet

Fine print, not so fine web

Let’s be honest. Typography and the web do not go hand-in-hand. You’re limited to a choice of about 5 fonts, most of which are cheap knockoffs of ‘proper’ typefaces. You’ve got practically no fine control over kerning or line spacing, and – worst of all – there’s a very good chance that no matter what you do, no matter how hard you try – your type is going to look different on every single browser and operating system. So what is an avid graphic designer-cum-web designer to do when faced with the seemingly insurmountable task of making web type look good? [read more...]


13Nov

Great Fonts for Web 2.0

A selection of typefaces for the modern web era

Fonts are an essential part of design - but there are thousands of fonts out there, so knowing which ones to use can be quite daunting. Here's a roundup of some fonts that have found popularity recently. [read more...]


1Jun

Working with a limited font set on the web

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Typography and the web have never seen eye to eye - largely thanks to the limited type rendering capabilities of computers at the dawn of the web. Coupled with the academic (and non-design-oriented) bias of sites from this time, we're left with a legacy of a poor choice of fonts. [read more...]