With a vast selection of typefaces now available, there is no excuse for using boring typography in web design. The New Web Typography: Create a Visual Hierarchy with Responsive Web Design shows you how to implement web-safe fonts to create visually appealing and multi-browser-friendly websites while encouraging you to develop designs that express your own unique typographic voice.
This book discusses general principles for choosing typefaces for on-screen display and tips for creating a visual hierarchy that works on monitors, tablets, and smartphones. It shares some of the authors' personal experiences to illustrate situations where one font would be more effective than another in giving readers an optimized experience that includes quick download times and an overall aesthetically pleasing presentation.
Since good typography is good web design, font selection is a critical aspect of web design. The New Web Typography is more than a simple overview of web typography. It provides practical advice and examples that help you make good decisions in choosing fonts for web design.
Jason Cranford Teague designed the first web based magazine, Computer Mediated Communications, in 1994 and has been at the forefront of digital innovation ever since. He is the co-founder and lead creative at The Cranford Teague Group, which specializes in digital communication strategies. Learn more at www.cranfordteague.com. Stephen Boss has consulted on type projects for Fairchild, JP Morgan Chase, Bumble and bumble, and Oshkosh. His work has been featured around the world, including in several publications and as part of the Seybold's New Type Gallery exhibition, a show which travelled from New York City to England, the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague, and finally to Harvard, where it is archived. He is also in the designer database in the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach, Germany. Interested in developing typefaces with a unique vernacular, he founded Emboss Fonts in 1995.
Overview Choosing the Right Typeface Building a Fluid Font Stack Type Basics What Is a Glyph What Is a Font Understanding Type on the Web Find Fonts Solutions for Fonts on the Web Adding Fonts to the Font Stack Web Safe Fonts Webfonts Installing Webfonts on Your Computer The End User License Agreements and You Webfont Service Bureaus Choose Types of Type What Your Font Has to Have What to Look For Combining Type Choosing Type Checklist Style Constancy in Styles Style Weight Styling Italic and Oblique Styling Color Type Effects Styling Text with Borders and Backgrounds Scale Understand Relative and Absolute Unit Types Type Size and Line Height Type Space Text Alignment Space Type Space 1 Iconography When to Use Icons Choosing Icons Responsive Icons Using Webfont Icons Styling Webfont Icons Hierarchy Do Not Design by Default From Box to Grid Body Copy Navigation and Controls Guiding the Reader's Eye Balancing Readability and Retention Contrasting Type Typography at Hand Appendix