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Some Typography Links

I just can’t stop opening excellent typography-related articles, which means I need to subject you to blog posts that round them up so I can clean up my open tabs.… Read article “Some Typography Links”

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How to Tame Line Height in CSS

In CSS, line-height is probably one of the most misunderstood, yet commonly-used attributes. As designers and developers, when we think about line-height, we might think about the concept of leading from print design — a term, interestingly enough, that comes from literally putting pieces of lead between lines of type. 

Leading and line-height, however similar, have some important differences. To understand those differences, we first have to understand a bit more about typography. … Read article “How to Tame Line Height in CSS”

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typespecimens.io

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I Pressed ⌘B. You Wouldn’t Believe What Happened Next

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Just Dropping Some Type Links

I’ve had a bunch of tabs open that just so happen to all be related to typography, so I figured I’d give myself the mental release of closing them by blogging them. How’s that for a blog post format for ya: whatever random tabs you’ve had open for far too long.… Read article “Just Dropping Some Type Links”

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Is it better to use ems/rems than px for font-size?

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The New Klim Type Website is Impossibly Lovely

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Variations on Theme: Reinventing Type on the Web

If anyone knows anything about me, it’s usually one of two things: that I have two outrageously fluffy dogs, or that I like fonts and typography. Like, really really like them. So while I am super excited about how well Tristan is doing with his hydrotherapy —we’re walking 50% further than he was able just a couple months ago, without having to take breaks in the middle—I’m even more riled up about variable fonts. … Read article “Variations on Theme: Reinventing Type on the Web”

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Render Snarky Comments in Comic Sans

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The Serif Tax

Fonts are vector. Vector art with more points makes for larger files than vector art with fewer points. Custom fonts are downloaded. So, fonts with less points in their vector art are smaller. That’s the theory anyway. Shall we see if there is any merit to it?… Read article “The Serif Tax”