Crafting Type On The Web: A Typography Guide



It’s what you see on your screen right now.

It’s the visual aspect of the word. As soon as you write something down — on paper or digitally — you’re using typography. And assuming your content is engaging, whether or not you create impact and capture attention depends on your knowledge and mastery of the craft. 

In this document, we’re going to break it down. We’re going to compress years of working with typography in design to outline what we believe really matters. At the end of this, you’ll have a clear understanding of web typography in order to capture attention and create impact with your design. 

As designers who’ve come from a print background and transitioned into the web world, we’re aware of how limiting the controls over typography formatting can be when working in web. However, those who are unfamiliar with design theory and the fundamentals of typography may not be aware of the tools available for tweaking and refining type on the web. 

In the past five years, great strides have been made to expand the library of fonts we can use online, giving greater access to formatting tools…


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Whether you’re a seasoned design vet wanting a refresh, a junior designer in search of tried-and-true tips, or a non-designer looking to get a little insight into a complicated topic, our typography white paper has something for everyone. Download it now for free and get a handy reference guide that will help you take your content and design production to the next level.

Guide created by Amit Jakhu, UI/UX Designer at Myplanet and typography enthusiast from before it was cool.

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Leigh Bryant

Leigh Bryant

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