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By Kevin Layshock

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Web wisdom toward typographic enlightenment. Links, videos, resources, and general info-hub. Feel free to recommend content for this flow; I can only search so much of the web by myself!

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1 Advanced web typography: Kerning

Advanced web typography: KerningPosted on 08 April 2014 * Comments Kerning has to be one of the most widely-used terms by the typography enthusiast. How often have you found that you've been able to prove your typographic integrity by pointing out poorly-kerned type in public places to your long-suffering partner? And yet it's one of those typographic controls that remains

4 Type Classification - 1

Everyone knows their serifs and sans, slabs and scripts, but most classifications go much deeper than that. Type classification, while helpful, is often convoluted, confusing and even controversial. This article, distilling some of the complexities into a more understandable format, lands somewhere in the middle between the basics and genuine type nerdery - the perfect level for a practicing designer.

5 Type Classification - 2

Part 2 will primarily cover sans typefaces, with a nod to display typefaces and other less common categories, as well as address a few of the questions people have about whether type classification is helpful and necessary. ReviewType Classification SystemsType has been classified in many ways over the years, both formal and informal - Thibaudeau, Vox, British Standards, etc. None

8 Typographic Current Practices (2013)

Good typography has always been a defining aspect of effective Web design, and this holds true especially for websites in which the emphasis is on presenting a large amount of content - specifically, articles, news and stories. Whether for a magazine or international newspaper, the designer of any website that distributes a lot of content has always had to consider

9 Font Hinting and the Future of Responsive Typography

Font hinting has been the source of countless headaches for type designers and users. Meanwhile, some of the most fundamental and important elements of typography still can't be addressed with the web of today. Rather than being seen as a tedious chore whose demise will be celebrated, hinting might actually provide the essentials for truly responsive design, and vastly expand

10 How to Size Text in CSS

Issue № 249by Published in Richard RutterBrowsers, CSS, HTML, Layout & Grids, Typography & Web Fonts · There's been a welcome resurgence of interest in web typography over the past year or so, with many articles and conference talks offering techniques and theory. Frequently asserted is the notion that good typography requires accurate control of font size and line-height. But

11 30 influential typography Twitter accounts

In the world of typography, there's no shortage of fresh design inspiration, new releases, and great free fonts around to get your creative juices flowing. But where do you find it? Twitter is a good place to keep on top of new developments, but the social media site can often be an overwhelming experience if you don't know where to

12 The Anatomy of Web Typography

Every conceivable feature of typography can be referred to by its name. Whether you're talking about the typeface itself, or the arrangement of type within a layout, there's a huge glossary of terms which can help you describe things properly. Let's take a look at the elements of typography which are important to you, as a web designer. There are

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14 An Introduction to OpenType

To answer these challenges, Adobe and Microsoft introduced the OpenType font format in 1997 as a successor to the legacy formats. Now entering its second decade, OpenType enjoys universal support across operating systems, wide support among applications, and - perhaps most importantly - the multilateral support of the software industry.

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