The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

For anybody who needs to know more about typography on the web, and that is anybody who works with HTML and CSS, you need to bookmark (or grab the RSS feed from) The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

Richard Rutter is taking Robert Bringhurst’s classic book The Elements of Typographic Style and applying it to the web. Only six small sections so far, but I have learnt a few things already.

And when I say anybody who works with HTML and CSS needs to know more about typography on the web, I mean it. There are very few sites that impress me with their typography, yet I can pick up almost any magazine (ok except Desktop their type choice with the latest redesign do not appeal to me) and be happy with the typography. Sure they are totally different formats and print has a solid typographical history. But type on the web can be good, for example Richard Rutter’s, Mark Boulton’s and Jason Santa Maria’s blogs, it just seem’s very few other people understand type on the web, the way print designers understand type on paper.

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