Typography

Articles that are related to the use of fonts on the Web.

@font-face tip: define font-weight and font-style to keep your CSS simple

When using @font-face with typefaces that have multiple weights and styles it’s important to do it correctly, or your CSS will become unwieldy and browsers will have no fallback styles.

Posted on December 22, 2010

sIFR default CSS hides content from at least one screen reader

If you use the CSS that comes with sIFR, Apple’s VoiceOver screen reader will not read the replaced text. But there is a simple fix.

Posted on February 8, 2010

Readable – another way of improving readability on the Web

The Readable bookmarklet, especially in combination with the Better Web Readability CSS framework, makes websites easier to scan and read.

Posted on September 25, 2009

Cufón and screen readers

Cufón is a potential replacement for static images or sIFR when you must use a specific typeface that is not widely available. However, it has some usability and accessibility issues.

Posted on May 28, 2009

The resurrection of downloadable Web fonts

Downloadable fonts in TrueType format are now supported by nightly builds of Apple WebKit. Will it catch on this time around?

Posted on October 9, 2007

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design (Book review)

Jason Beaird explains the principles of graphic design for the Web in a way that people who aren’t graphic designers can understand.

Posted on May 9, 2007

Freely downloadable quality fonts

Two collections of downloadable quality fonts, most of them free to use without restrictions.

Posted on January 25, 2007

My favourite typography books

My favourite typography books, recommended for novices as well as for experienced type users.

Posted on November 3, 2006

Design is more than graphic design

Because I felt like playing with type a little.

Posted on September 19, 2006

Setting font size in pixels

Web professionals should be able to specify font size in pixels, but if we do, Internet Explorer users will not be able to change the text size.

Posted on February 1, 2006

Quoting blockquotes

How to enclose blockquotes in large and stylish quotation marks without using images.

Posted on January 9, 2006

Web fonts and typography

Andy Hume explains the technology used to display type on computer screens and goes through the basic principles of web typography.

Posted on December 30, 2005

Elements of Typographic Style for the Web

A website that explains how to apply the working principles described in The Elements of Typographic Style to the Web.

Posted on December 13, 2005

Typography, semantics and document structure

A good introduction to semantics and document structure for anyone who hasn’t already started thinking structurally when marking up documents.

Posted on November 26, 2005

Typography resources

Kevin Hale at Particletree has compiled a list of typography resources. I added a few more.

Posted on November 7, 2005

Requests for sIFR 3

What do you want to see in sIFR 3? Let the developers know, and you might get it.

Posted on October 28, 2005

Line length and readability

Long lines of text may not be that bad for on-screen readability after all.

Posted on September 23, 2005

Check marking visited links

How to use generated content in CSS to insert a check mark symbol after visited links.

Posted on September 19, 2005

Typetester

A web application that lets you compare different typefaces and settings side by side.

Posted on September 18, 2005

Typography: serif vs. sans-serif

A discussion on which is most suitable for the web.

Posted on August 27, 2005

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