Because – believe it or not – setting the right font is not something you want to leave to chance. Or to a mediocre designer for that matter. Your typography plays an important role. Good typography ensures that visitors will read more of your content. Bad typography can give your visitors a headache.
You may want to start by browsing through Canva’s fresh Illustrated Glossary of Typography terms, which provides some good insight
I have collected a few typography resources, which hopefully can help you understand typography and how to use it better. Browse and click through to the resources below. If you want more articles like this, get the 360 Degree Newsletter here
The Golden Ratio Typography Calculator
A good starting point to really understand the difference between using – say – Verdana and Times New Roman – head on over and test the “Golden Ratio Typography Calculator” – this tool will give you a sense of the difference between fonts and different sizes of fonts as well as the CPL – Characters per Line. Test it at no cost to you here
The Interactive Guide To Blog Typography
Your choice of fonts and how you style the text can make a big difference not only in how attractive your site looks, but also its readability. Created by web designer Tommi Kaikkonen, the Interactive Guide to Blog Typography covers layout, visual hierarchy, fonts, color, and more. The explanations are short and relevant. Go see what you can learn completely free
More best typography and webdesign links you may like
ILT – I love typography. A blot about types and typography
and, for typography “nerds”, the bonus article with this awesome title “How to choose the right face for a beautiful body”.
And here is the longest infographic about setting the best font and typography for your website or blog created by Urbanfonts.com
For free fonts and dingbats, check UrbanFonts.com