Posted on January 13, 2009 - by Khaled
Typography is much more than just using a given font with a given size, style or weight! It is an important component of Web Design and a powerful communication tool. Here’s a collection of useful links to some interesting, articles, books, slideshows, resources and portfolios about this amazing domain of Typography.
13 Articles You should read:
Reading these articles will help better choose your fonts, their sizes etc., along with learning some very useful tips and tricks and necessary theoretical knowledge.
- 8 Definitive Web Font Stacks : A nice article written by Michael Tuck and published by SitePoint.
- Better web typography: Published by .net magazine and written by Craig Grannell.
- A Not-So-Sweet Tale of Digital Type: Written by Andrew Twigg and published by AIGA.
- Typography Matters: An old, yet quite educating, article by Erin Kissane published by A List Apart.
- Web Typography Cheat Sheet: A typography cheat sheet published by Modern Life and written by Stuart Brown.
- Web Design is 95% Typography: An oliver Reichenstein published on information architects.
- Better Font Management: Written by Joel Sacks and published by Digital Web.
- The Principles of Beautiful Typography : An awesome article by Jason Beaird published on SitePoint
- Typography and Web Advertising: Making Every Opportunity Count: This one is dealing with the special case of typography for Web advertising. Also published by Digital Web and written by Alexander White.
- The Anatomy of Web Fonts: Andy Hume’s article.
- Top Ten Web Typography Sins
- 16 Best-Loved Font Bits In Web Design
- Create a font Part I and Part II : an outstanding article from I love Typography
6 Slides about typography you must see:
Easy to visualize slideshows (thanks to slideshare) that will let you rapidly learn nice facts about typography.
- Beautiful Web Typography: 7 tips on de-sucking the web by Simon Klein.
- Elegant Web Typography: The typography speech of Jeff Croft from Web Directions South (September 2008) in Sydney.
- Better Typography: Nice slides by famous Mark Boulton.
- Typography: Past & Future I
- Typography: Past & Future II
- Typography: The last Secret Weapon.
5 Books about typography you should read:
Probably the best books arounf about typography in my opinion. Read them and you will learn tons!
- The Elements of Typographic Style
- Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students
- Designing Type
- Type: The Secret History of Letters
- The Complete Manual of Typography
26 Inspiration, resources & Portfolios you should look at and bookmark:
Showcases, Artists portfolios, tutorials, Addons, guides, blogs, inspiration galleries, and outstanding typography sites with a lot of noteworthy typography resources.
- Words Are Pictures
- Alison Carmichael
- The Type Directors Club
- Typographic Posters
- Best typefaces of 2008
- A guide to Web Typography
- I love Typography
- The Font Feed
- Sexy, Bold And Experimental Typography
- Typography In Motion
- On snot and fonts
- Mark EastMan archive
- How to recognize a font? A mini guide to successful Font recognition
- Identify that Font
- Font Finder: A firefox/Thunderbird addon that will help you get styles of selected text.
- Free Fonts
- exljbris Font Foundry
- Font Wrek
- FontStruct : Build, share and download fonts.
- Type Foundry
- NovemberBorn sIFR
- Finally you may want to take a look at some nice videos about Typography posted on Vimeo.
I hope these collection of links will help you better understand and better use fonts for a nicer typography and better web design practices! These links may be useful either you are creating web sites or print work.
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