Fluid Web Typography
The type that designers use can say as much to their audience as the actual words on the page. But until now, Web designers have had an extremely limited palette of typefaces from which to choose -- essentially, Arial (yawn), Times (yawn), and Georgia (yawwwwwn). Design is about overcoming the limitations of a medium, and Web design is no different. In this book, Jason shows Web designers how to apply the principles of fluid typography, Web-safe fonts, downloaded fonts, and type on images to create robust scalable designs without resorting to type in images or Adobe Flash.
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Excellent Overview; Great Resource,
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This review is from: Fluid Web Typography (Paperback)I love typography, but my use of it is not as solid as many others involved in web design. I found this book to be a great overview of the status of web typography, how to use it, whats new, and much more. I especially liked the web font specimen section of the book letting me know what is available to use with @font-face and how compatible the fonts are on different OS's and browsers. Sure, one might be able to find these resources all over the web, but nothing beats picking up an actual book and flipping through it for information when needed.
The tone of the book works very well. There is a lot of information to swallow, but it is not presented in an overwhelming way; it works. For the price, this book is an excellent read, a great resource for more information, and worth a read for anyone struggling, or even deep into typography on the web. thanks Jason.
Good beginner primer on handling type on the web,
This review is from: Fluid Web Typography (Paperback)Informative & helpful beginner primer on handling type on the web. Useful resource list, current information (with an online support website for any updates since being published) and consideration towards various browsers with practical tips prove this book to be a worthwhile start for a novice. However, an underlying tone of do as I say, not as I do (thus, the poorly designed & "safe" typographic choices in the templated page layouts; the examples provided were better designed). Written in a direct yet thoughtful point of view, it explains how web browsers operate using examples and case studies where applicable. Reader-friendly & digestable (I finished it in less than a week when I had spare time).
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Table of Contents
CHARACTERS & SYMBOLS
SCALE & RHYTHM
EMPHASIS & CONTRAST
GRID & COMPOSITION
WEB FONT SPECIMEN BOOK
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