7 Free Typography Ebooks

By / Jan 13, 2011 / Freebies

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.

Meet Your Type

typography ebooks

Meet Your Type, by the FontShop, will help you overcome common obstacles, and keep your heart thumping for your one true love: typography.

Better Font Stacks

typography ebooks

A comprehensive comparison of various font stacks.

The Typographer’s Glossary

typography ebooks

The Typographer’s Glossary, by the FontShop, is a glossary of typography related terms.

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

web design books

In order to allay some of the myths surrounding typography on the web, this ebook is structured to step through the principles found in Robert Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style, explaining how to accomplish each using techniques available in HTML and CSS.

Type Classification

ebooks for designers

This book has been made to help you learn the 10 broad classifications of type. These are the basic foundations of what you need to learn to learn typography and it is essential for any designer to know how to classify type.

The Right Font for the Job

typography ebooks

This nine page ebook will help teach you how to choose the right font by illustrating the four main ways fonts can differ.

The Vignelli Canon

typography ebooks

A 96 page book to help you better understand typography in graphic design.

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

  • http://www.pragmaticdesign.co.uk Pragmatic Design

    Thank you. I’m sure these will make excellent reading.

  • http://www.darrenmcpherson.co.uk Darren McPherson

    Awesome, thank you.

  • Arturo

    Very heplfull, THANKS!!

  • http://www.disaworkshop.com Betty

    YESSS!! Can’t wait to read them. Thanks for the freebies!

  • http://twitter.com/vanifasya Vani

    Love them all, thanks!

  • http://Whitehatandroid.com Shekhar Sahu

    Good way to start.

  • http://www.buzz-website.co.uk Buzz

    Excellent, thank you… Looking forward to reading some of these.

  • http://superdit.com aditia

    really big thanks you, download them all