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Sign up for the newsletterI send out a brief newsletter bringing you web typography tips (both design and technical) and occasional news about developments in web type (like browser support and news from the W3C), and my upcoming talks, podcasts, and workshops. I’m including the tips here as an archive, but if you want it in your inbox along with the news and whatnot, learn more and see the archive on the Newsletter page, or  you can sign up directly here.

Content on big and little screens

Digging in to dynamic typography

Thursday, 8 August, 2019

The core idea of responsive typography is that the main elements of typographic structure and hierarchy should scale based on viewport size. Small screens can have more subtle size or weight distinctions and still convey hierarchy. Reading comfort is best...

FF Meta font stats

A bit of fun with FF Meta

Tuesday, 30 July, 2019

This week I decided to do something a little different. I’ve had these variable fonts from Monotype for a few weeks now and wanted to do some experiments with them to show them off a bit. So I’ve created something...

Examples of ligatures in a 16th century book

OpenType part 2: A leg up on ligatures

Tuesday, 25 June, 2019

Continuing on from last week’s introduction to OpenType features, this issue we’re going to take a look at ligatures. A ligature can be described as when two or more individual letterforms or symbols are combined to form a single glyph...

Examples of different numeral styles

Facts about figures: numeric styles with OpenType features

Tuesday, 18 June, 2019

Over the past few months we’ve looked at a lot of different typographic techniques, approaches, and technologies. Before we get into the next big technical series (it’s high time we talk about font loading performance and management), I wanted to...

Art direction on the web

Transfer friction: intentional tension

Thursday, 30 May, 2019

Last week I wrote about the idea of friction in design, sparked by a wonderful quote from Nina Stössinger. I’m pleased that a few of you have commented about it resonating with you as well. While in the last issue I...

Crazy variable axis examples

Variable fonts and quirky custom axes

Friday, 17 May, 2019

Now that we’ve covered the basics of what variable fonts are, how to implement them, and a bit more about what we can do with them to improve the reading experience, let’s focus on some fun. While the registered axes...

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