I love typography, seriously, I do. Can't say I'm all that good at it, which seems odd since I've been staring at all my life. There must be more to it than just looking so I went in search of a few great websites about, you guessed it, web typography, and came up with my short list.
My perennial favorite type site, loads and loads of great typography articles and resources including links to a few great fonts. Nicely complimented by http://welovetypography.com.
Another beautiful site from Andy Clark, and not just a gorgeously designed site but a wellspring of typographical resources for web designers. Looks like some interesting DVD's coming our way also. I'll try to grab a few and give'em away here:)
Great blog and an excellent resource of information about Webfonts.
Webfonts are font files embedded in websites using the @font-face rule, and this site is a must read for designers and themers serious about typography and the web.
This site has some really great resources and is a good demonstration of @font-face in use. His hand picked tweets and bookmarks are worth the effort alone.
A general review of typefaces and type books, with commentary on fonts and typographic design. An oldy but a goody.
From the introduction...
For too long typographic style and its accompanying attention to detail have been overlooked by website designers, particularly in body copy. In years gone by this could have been put down to the technology, but now the web has caught up. The advent of much improved browsers, text rendering and high resolution screens, combine to negate technology as an excuse.
Need I say more, this is the bible, read it.
And a couple of entires I want to include. The first because this guy really changed how I look at type and inspired me to learn more about typography and why it's so important in designâ€”Mark Boulton, I especially enjoyed his book 5 Simple Steps. The second, CSS @ Ten: The Next Big Thing, because its just a good read.
Last updated 29th July, 2009 - 8:07pm