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40 Examples of Beautiful Typography in Web Design

By / Dec 20, 2010 / Inspiration

Typography is certainly a really important asset in a website, 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.

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Common Typography Mistakes: Apostrophes Versus Quotation Marks

By / Dec 14, 2010 / Tips

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.

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The Evolution of Typography (Infographic)

By / Dec 3, 2010 / infographics

Typefaces and fonts are at the forefront of design, whether it be designing a word document for work or designing a Fortune 500 website. The fonts that we choose can determine how we portray ourselves – as an individual or a business. Thanks to our friends over at Finer Hosting, a managed hosting provider, we’ve…

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Designing Typography for the Modern Web

By / Sep 6, 2010 / Tips

As web designers, it is our job to grow with the trends of the Internet. As new technology emerges, it’s our position to jump on board and see where it can take us. This includes trends all over the web, typography being a major player. Many designers don’t consider type as a field of interest…

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Six Super Helpful Typography Cheat Sheets

By / Jul 6, 2010 / Resources

Some may argue that typography is the single most important aspect of web design, but yet it’s often one of the most neglected and overlooked. There’s a lot involved in typography, and becoming a master can be difficult. A lot of it requires much experience, practice, and knowing the rules and do’s and dont’s. Nevertheless,…

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30 Typography Focused Logo Designs

By / Jun 10, 2010 / Inspiration

We frequently talk about typography here at WDL. Whether it be in web design or print design, typography plays a big part in making or breaking a design, especially if the design’s main focus is typography. In this post we are showcasing 30 typography focused logo designs. In these logos you won’t find any icons…

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26 Free Progressive and Experimental Fonts

By / Apr 29, 2010 / Freebies

Design is constantly changing and moving forward. However, typography is one aspect of design that seems to resist progression. When it comes to typography, there are standards and traditions that have been around for many years. These rules are there for a reason – to make sure that letters and words are legible. But to…

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55 Examples of Huge Typography in Web Design

By / Feb 22, 2010 / Inspiration

Choosing the correct typography for your website is a very important part of the design process. And as a website is also a communication tool – a very powerful one – you can use the typography to help you on exposing your ideas! Using HUGE typography, for example, you will get the attention you want and your site will also look cool.

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20 Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Web Typography

By / Nov 16, 2009 / Tips

In a previous article here on Web Design Ledger, I broke down 20 do’s and don’ts of effective web design and today I would like to keep up with that topic and go over 20 do’s and don’ts of effective web typography. It’s an important part of designing for the web, yet it’s often overlooked…

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10 Useful Text Enhancing Plugins for WordPress

By / Nov 9, 2009 / Resources

Out of the box, WordPress is an amazing product and comes loaded with tons of features. However, one area that might be lacking is text formatting. There’s not really any tools built in to do things like dynamic image replacement, code highlighting, and other styling to improve the look of your text. Luckily there is…