September 2009

The next serif trend.

In the past, we’ve been told not to use serif fonts due to its readability on low resolution monitors and poor rendering in WindowsXP. Now, with display technology advancing and IE7+ supporting ClearType by default, it’s  time to change that rule. Take a look at the example sites that WebDesignerWall has collected, you will probably agree that serif typeface will be the next web font trend.

Black and white typography– Wonders of graphic design.

GraphicDesignBlog presents 20 amazing typography posters and illustrations in Black and White. These designs got him thinking that a cool black and white design can be much more striking and expressive than a colorful one.

Seven rules for mixing multiple fonts in good web design.

Working with just one or two fonts can be challenging enough for most web designers, yet some still insist on using three, four, seven, or even more fonts in their designs. Some people excel at creating sites with complicated typography, while others fail miserably. Read on at Noupe to find out tricks to creating fantastic website designs with complicated type, as well as some great examples of sites that get it right, and those that get it wrong.

Typographic design patterns and best practices.

To find typographic design patterns that are common in modern web design and to resolve some common typographic issues, SmashingMagazine conducted extensive research on 50 popular websites on which typography matters more than usual (or at least should matter more than usual). They’ve chosen popular newspapers, magazines and blogs as well as various typography-related websites.

Good typography in Indesign – bullet points.

This post at Typophile follows a really good article by Mark Boulton about good typography, and specifically, how to deal with bullet points. We look at how to implement this information using Indesign.

50 Essential web typography tutorials, tips, guides and best practices.

Web typography is the most undervalued and misunderstood aspect of web design. There are many reasons for this, probably, the most common factor is it is ignored purely for simplicity. Why over complicate something that works fine as it is? Web typography is all theories and opinions, that is the point. The evolution of web design relies on opinions and theories, otherwise we would be stuck with the repulsive web designs we had 10 years. So, yes, web typography is very important and you cannot afford to ignore it any more. In this post Speckyboy has collected great reources to help you understand and implement successfully web typography on your web pages. You will find tutorials, tips, guides, best practices, tools and inspirational showcases.

Seven rules for mixing multiple fonts in good web design.

Typography can be one of the most creatively rewarding parts of web design, but it can also be one of the most frustrating. Working with just one or two fonts can be challenging enough for most web designers, yet some still insist on using three, four, seven, or even more fonts in their designs. Some people excel at creating sites with complicated typography, while others fail miserably. Read on at Noupe to find out tricks to creating fantastic website designs with complicated type, as well as some great examples of sites that get it right, and those that get it wrong.

A brief history and usage of Stencil.

In the 1940s, a handy stencil-letter drawing system for the do-it-yourselfer, making ad-hoc lettering for signs, posters and displays much easier was invented. These Stenso guide sheets on heavy cardboard were state-of-the-art for decades before the computer. Go to TheMoment to read all about the ubiquitous font known as Stencil.

Six fonts that piss people off.

A furor erupts when Ikea changes its official typeface. FastCompany brings you five other controversial fonts, involving Nazis, incest, and comic books.

TypoWiki: An encyclopedia of all things type.

Welcome to the Typophile Wiki, a user-created encyclopedia of all things type and design-related. Users create and edit Wiki entries with the aim of becoming a collaborative, useful, balanced and relevant resource.  To reference a wiki entry from a forum post or review anywhere within Typophile, simply wrap the name of the wiki entry within double brackets, like this: [[typography]]. Your published post will automatically format the Wiki link.