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Typography

  • CSS
    7 CSS Units You Might Not Know AboutRuler
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    Today, I'm going to introduce you to some CSS tools you might not have known about before. These tools are each units of measurement, like pixels or ems, but it’s quite possible that you’ve never heard of them! Let’s dive in.Read More…
  • Adobe Photoshop
    Designing a Web App UI Kit‏ in Adobe PhotoshopWeb app ui kit preview
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    Style guide driven development offers a hugely flexible approach to modern web design. In this tutorial I'll walk you through designing a UI (user interface) kit, whilst also explaining the decision-making that will keep our UI kit consistent and reusable.Read More…
  • Typography
    Tips to Help You Properly Mix Text With ImageryLorem
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    In this article, we will discuss five different aspects of placing text over images that will help you properly mix copy and imagery.Read More…
  • Typography
    Improving Web Typography for Visually Impaired UsersGlasses
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    We in the web industry often create for the majority, making our work tolerable for those in the minority. That isn't good enough. In this article we're going to examine ways to improve the typographic experience for visually impaired users on the web.Read More…
  • UI Design
    Designing an Elegant Blog Layout in PhotoshopBlog design 400px
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    In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create a simple, elegant blog layout in Photoshop. We'll use a strong image above the fold (wherever that may be) with some straightforward messaging, followed by very clean and elegant typography.Read More…
  • Typography
    Getting the Hang of Hanging PunctuationGrand motel text effect
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    Hanging Punctuation is a powerful typographic tool for creating optically aligned bodies of text. Unfortunately, it has been largely forgotten on the web... until now. We’ll take a look at the value of hanging punctuation and how you can partially implement it using a little JavaScript and a CSS rule which has been around for years.Read More…
  • Sublime Text
    Simple Visual Enhancements for Better Coding in Sublime TextSublime thumb
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    Sublime Text offers thousands of extensions and settings to make a personalized code editor available for everyone. Right now, I’m going to show you some settings, plugins, themes, and color schemes to help make the coding experience more visually appealing. This won't just make your screen prettier, it'll make you a better coder!Read More…
  • Typography
    Start Using Quotation Marks the “Correct” WayQ retina
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    Quotation marks, speech marks, inverted commas; whatever you call these forms of punctuation, you might well be using them incorrectly. Let’s take a quick look at what’s correct, what isn’t, and what you can do within your CSS to make sure your quotes are properly formatted.Read More…
  • Typography
    A Web Designer's Typographic BoilerplateB
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    I like to use a typography.css in my projects; a separate file which houses all the basic structural typographic styles I'll need. A lot of what's found within it is obvious stuff (heading sizes, for example) but it also contains less obvious things which I don't want to forget. Let's work our way through the checklist..Read More…
  • Typography
    Figuring Out @font-faceF preview
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    Within the last five years, typography on the web has taken quite an about face (sorry, pun intended). It used to be that web designers were constrained to using web-safe fonts only; system fonts available on all users' computers. As you can imagine (or experienced first-hand), this was frustrating to us type freaks, but we dealt with it. However, in a weird way it was kind of nice because you had a limited set of fonts to choose from, so the time spent picking the perfect font was minimal (I’m not complaining). Now though, a font specific to the look and feel you want to achieve is possible, and companies can now project their visual brand language through typography.Read More…
  • Typography
    How to Establish a Modular Typographic ScaleScale retina
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    Possibly the most obvious typographic question in the hands of a designer is "which typefaces should I use?" The second question, one which rarely gets the kind of attention it ought, is "at what sizes should I set my type?" Establishing a modular scale is the best way to determine typographic sizes, in fact, it can help with laying out measurements and proportions across your whole page layout.Read More…
  • Typography
    H&FJ Web Fonts: A Field GuideHfj retina
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    Since Hoefler & Frere-Jones announced their foray into the world of web fonts, the internet has been overflowing with the rejoicing of designers and typographers everywhere. Finally, one of the most popular type foundries out there has released their long-awaited competitor to the web font services of late!Read More…
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