Here at WDL we love typography and we are constantly showing our readers good typo usage, from print to logos, from web to random typographic works, we really feel the need to keep the juices flowing in that area, and we could not forget to mention all the free fonts we like to show you! So today we decided to show our love for typography gathering some examples of big typography in web design. From bold and colorful letters to delicate handwriting ones, you will find a lot of inspiring examples of how to get attention using typography, enjoy. (more…)
The word typography, from the greek word typos, is the art and technique of arranging type. And I have to agree that arranging typography is an art. Some designers have the right skill to transform normal type in inspiring and eye candy pieces. (more…)
Letter case – in orthography and typography is the distinction between the larger majuscule (capital, caps, upper-case, upper case, or uppercase) and smaller minuscule (lower-case, etc.) letters. The usage of capital letters can have different meanings – in emails CAPS can sound rude, but when used properly, especially in web design they can be pretty effective to get attention and to showcase main information, menus, and titles. So here we gathered a list with 25 examples of websites that use big bold letters to showcase their info. (more…)
Typography is one of the most important aspect of effective web design. Proper font use can improve your website’s readability and user experience. Well selected fonts can help you to make your website more attractive for your visitors. There are a lot of possibilities to implement custom fonts on websites using Cufón, @font-face, Google Fonts API, sIFR and other solutions. In this showcase you’ll find 30 inspiring websites with effective typography and unusual fonts used.
Typography is an art form rarely covered in the spotlight. Web designers too often indulge into page graphics and CSS effects. Ironically page text is what carries the information you’re trying to spread, thus should hold much higher importance to your visitors. I find the problem isn’t with a lack of interest but a lack of knowledge on the subject.
When discussing typography there are many aspects concerning such a topic. Aside from font families you’re dealing with serif/sans-serif typefaces, weight, kerning, leading, and similar ideas. This article is meant to slowly introduce designers into the wacky world of digital type.
What is the Most Important Element in Designing Your Website? When you begin to design that perfect website, what do you think is the very first thing that you should be concerned with? Color? Templates? Graphic design? No. The first thing on the agenda should be font size.
“Font size,” you say? “Why should one be concerned with something as mundane as font size when there’s a whole website to be concerned about? So, you must be joking, right?” (more…)
We would all agree that content is the most important aspect of any website. And in most cases content is made up of type. So, as a web designer, it makes sense to have a strong understanding of typography. With that in mind, we rounded up some free ebooks that should help you strengthen your typography skills. (more…)
Remember the days of the Commodore computer? Your word processor had one font family, with an italic and a boldface, if you were lucky. Designing a contrasting header to a computer-generated document required scissors and tape.
Though the output of your dot matrix printer was unmistakable and monotonous, at least you never had to sweat the aesthetics of combining type. Matching heading fonts with body fonts, accent fonts and footnote fonts can be a touchy pursuit. Even perfectly balanced fonts can look ungainly and ugly next to the wrong neighbors. If type is the most important aspect of web design, then combining type is a critical skill. (more…)
Typography is certainly a very important aspect of web design. So choosing the proper typography for your site is for sure a huge step of the design process. You can have a simple and delicate typo, a huge and strong one, you can also go colorful and crazy or light and smooth. From simple headers to whole ‘typed’ layouts, we have selected some good examples of typography to show here. So enjoy the selection and remember to take good care of the typography in your next project. (more…)
A common mistake in typography is the use of apostrophes instead of quotation marks. A lot of people just get the two confused, using double apostrophes instead of actual quotation marks. It's hard to mistake it the other way around, but it will be worth your while to learn the differences.