Tag Archives: web

Just Because It’s a Website, Doesn’t Mean Typography Gets Thrown Out the Window

Typography on the Web is not something that a lot of designers take seriously. How can we apply good typography principles to websites when we can’t have total control over the user’s experience?

There are many sites that offer principles and tutorials on controlling type with CSS. WebTypography.net translates The Elements of Typographic Style to the Web and its author, Richard Rutter, also wrote an article at 24 Ways about Vertical Rhythm that’s worth checking out. Mark Boulton mentions this article in his entry, Incremental Leading, and Mark also gives us Five Simple Steps to Typesetting on the Web (and be sure you read the Five Simple Steps to Better Typography to get a better grasp on general typography principles). Unfortunately the Mark’s Web typography series doesn’t have all the posts linked in every section so here’s Part 1 (Glyphs), Part 2 (Dashes) and Part 3 (Printing the Web).

File Formats for Images

There are so many different file types out there it can be confusing when you have to choose how to export your images! This is a quick primer on four (well, five) different file formats: three for the web – JPG, GIF and PNG – and two for print – TIFF and EPS.

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