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Last week we run a great contest here on WDD to give away 5 free copies of the book "Fluid Web Typography" ...and today we have the results! Congratulations to all 5 winners: Christopher Barnes (#392), Claudiu (#145), Tutorial City (#403), Austin...
Typography on the Web has remained unchanged for over a decade, but we're now in the midst of a type revolution. In a great effort to bring light to typography on the web and how to use it properly, one of our respected authors, Jason Cranford Teague,...
Brush fonts are hotter than ever and we are seeing them more often on professionally designed websites. Thick, bold and beautiful... their relaxed, casual feeling and sexy curves make them a perfect fit for designers who want to break the mold...
Helvetica is one of the most popular typefaces in the world. Technically speaking, it's a sans serif Grotesque typeface, inspired by and based on the Akzidenz-Grotesk typeface created by Berthold around 1898. In practical terms, though,...
The ampersand is one of the most unique typographical characters out there. Typography designers can exercise a lot more artistic freedom in the design of the ampersand, ranging from very traditional representations to those that bear little...
Typography is the art of arranging, designing and modifying type. Creating a well designed typography poster is no easy task, and takes time and patience. When a poster focuses only on typography as its main element, the designer has to carefully...
The use of typography in video allows us to reclaim the lost art of arranging typefaces in a way that would make an 18th century typesetter's head spin. This type of art is also known as Kinetic typography. The text is presented in a manner intended...
Vintage art reminds us of a time when we were dependent less on technology and more on skill and technique. But we cannot compare the typography of 100 years ago to that of today, with the arrival of so many new typefaces, new ways to create fonts...
I don't know about you, but if you're anything like me, you probably can never have too many design goodies such as brushes, vector shapes or fonts. I collect these on a weekly basis and I love them! I've partnered with Designious to bring a massive...
Typography is often a deciding factor in the success of a design. Its importance cannot be overstated. Effective typography can be achieved in so many different ways, as demonstrated in the 17 different categories below. Some of the most common...
If you frequent design and CSS galleries, you may have stumbled time and time again upon an excellent typeface released last year that took the design world by storm. I'm talking about Jos Buivenga's font 'Museo'. I've never seen a font being...
It's over fifty years old, it's the most widely used font ever, and it has recently become the subject of its own movie. We're talking about the world's most recognizable font: Helvetica. Its relevance in design through the years and even today...
Type is one of the most-used elements of the web. Think about it. Unless you are YouTube or Flickr, chances are your site visitors are coming for your text content - not the fancy packaging that surrounds it. So why are web designers still treating...
A professional logo can enhance a company, an organization, or a product. On the other hand, an unprofessional logo can ruin a brand and mar an otherwise good designer's portfolio. Many logos in use are unprofessional and carry all the tell-tale...