Are you a type-setting designer?

Web typography? If you're a designer with any sensitivity about type (and if you're a designer you had better like type!) then you may despair of trying to achieve good typographic layouts in web pages.

But it isn't impossible - and it doesn't have to involve turning yourself into a code-slinging geek either! You need to start by understanding the basic possibilities and limitations of the medium. Start by reading Web Typography, first presented to the Society of Typographic Designers...

Or a type-setting programmer?

Web typography? If you're a web programmer you may be not all that convinced about how important it is in the first place.

Good web typography is more than just using well-structured CSS, and it can enhance the perception of your pages without being a pain to maintain. Read Web Typography, first printed in MacUser magazine...

OpenType typography...

OpenType is the font world’s biggest development for many years.

OpenType font technology brings us richer typography, full multilingual support, and an entirely cross-platform typeface format.

But it is worth remembering that OpenType isn’t actually that new, it has just taken a long time to become properly accepted.

Read the OpenType Typography pages for further details

Web-safe fonts...

Setting type in web page layouts is a challenging task. Web page designers have to cope with the problem that their visitors may not have the typefaces they want to use, so their layouts may not look or behave exactly as planned. Dealing with this can be a challenge, but there are creative ways to handle this.

This article introduces the concepts of web-safe fonts for web design; selecting type that will be most likely to be rendered correctly in visitors' browsers without unexpected changes in layout behaviour or design appearance. It also looks at creative ways around the limitations of web-safe fonts.

Read the Web-Safe Fonts pages to find out more

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