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    Refresh yourself with the terminology and fundamentals required for sound typesetting.

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    Step-by-step methods for getting the most out of your fonts and graphic design software.

 

Try Thousands of Webfonts From FontShop For Free with WebFonter

FontShop is constantly at the forefront of font technology, developing innovative tools to facilitate and enhance the work of (web) designers. Today the world’s leading retailer of digital type and publisher of the largest library of original contemporary typefaces launched its latest project. WebFonter aims to become an indispensable tool for anyone designing for the [...]

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Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals Explores The Space Between The Characters

I have said this numerous times over the past few years – now is a great time to be into typography. Typographic production is at an all-time high, digital font technology allows for unequalled typographic refinement, the general public has never been more aware of typography, and last year again a number of fascinating books [...]

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Using OpenType on the Web

With Ampersand less than a week away, it’ll be no time before we begin to see type looking a little better on the web. Designers making smarter use of webfonts gets us a long way, but a persistent hurdle to harnessing web typography’s potential has been browser support. Back in April, one development we cheered [...]

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Bold & Justified: The Typographic Universe in One Infographic

This giant infographic – primarily aimed at non-designers – reveals how large and interesting the world of fonts is.

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Typographic Design in the Digital Domain:
A Conversation With Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann talks with Elliot Jay Stocks about how typography is used in the digital domain and what digital designers can learn from traditional print techniques.

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Learn How To Kern Like A Pro With KernType

An online game in the Method Of Action series aims at showing the importance of balanced distribution of space between characters.

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Figuring Out Numerals – The Sequel

In this sequel to “Figuring Out Numerals” we look at some special cases.

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Figuring Out Numerals

In this first instalment of our examination of numerals we look at the different figure sets available in OpenType fonts.

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