Jason Cranford Teague
- Features: Written by Jason Cranford Teague on November 28, 2011
Web and print typography have a lot of obvious differences. Beyond resolution, variable medium sizes, user interface, and the fact that one medium reflects light while the other radiates it, the most frustrating historical difference has been the lack of fonts to choose from on the web side.
- Features: Written by Jason Cranford Teague on October 10, 2011
The best estimate I've come up with is that there are around 150,000 digital fonts, at least for print design. You might think that as long as you can convert them to the proper file formats, then you can use any of those fonts in your Web designs. However, there are actually only about 40,000 you can use legally in Web designs.
- Features: Written by Jason Cranford Teague on August 31, 2011
Imagine if we lived in a world where there were only five voices, where one in every five people sounded exactly the same. That's where we were with Web typography before today. Five typefaces have been used on virtually every website in existence—five voices to express a limitless number of ideas. Because of webfonts, the way in which we present text on a screen has changed forever.
font :: type
voice :: speech
- Features: Written by Jason Cranford Teague on August 17, 2009
This article is excerpted from Speaking in Styles: Fundamentals of CSS for Web Designers by Jason Cranford Teague. Copyright © 2009. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and New Riders.
Syntax is how you put words together to create meaning: Punctuation and parts of speech are placed in a specific order to describe something. How you combine these elements has a direct effect on the meaning of what you are trying to communicate.