Getting the Hang of Web Typography

Ebook Details

Authors

Smashing Magazine

Year 2011
Pages 242
Publisher Smashing Media GmbH
Language en
ISBN 9783943075076
File Size 10.93 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 1,718

Ebook Description

Getting the Hang of Web Typography is dedicated to web workers that are dealing with typography in their daily lives, but have no special training for this independent craft. This eBook gives you the necessary background on macro- and microtypography, it helps you to choose suitable fonts and use modern techniques such as Web font embedding. It's a valuable book that helps you to create rich, sophisticated Web sites with beautiful and elegant Web typography. The implications of desktop publishing, where anybody who has access to a computer can set type, have led to a flood of poorly designed brochures, flyers and web pages. In Web design especially illegible text, incorrect use of punctuation marks and inappropriate font combinations or use of line widths are frequent. The new techniques that Web fonts offer might bring about even worse examples of ugly and illegible Web typography. Getting the Hang of Web Typography is a collection of Smashing Magazine's best and most recent articles on web typography with one additional article series and glossary. You can use this eBook as reference work for your projects.