Typography is the art/science of making text attractive and readable.
Among the most important considerations is the idea of managing the length of a line, in terms of the number of characters. A line of between 45 and 90 characters is widely considered more readable than both longer and shorter lines. The lines in this paragraph are not very readable on a desktop computer screen without adjusting the size of the typeface.
Additional considerations for typesetting include:
- Leading a.k.a. `line-height`, the space between lines of text
- Kerning a.k.a. `letter-spacing`, the space between individual characters
Buttericks Practical Typography is a very good introduction to almost all aspects of typography for online and print.
- 2017-04-25 : A Tool for Designing Vertical Rhythm
- 2016-02-24 : Why is Vertical Rhythm an Important Typography Practice? (archived)
- 2016-05-04 : Were We Wrong About Vertical Rhythm All Along? (archived)
- The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web
- Buttericks Practical Typography
- A Pocket Guide to Master Every Day’s Typographic Adventures
- Professional Web Typography (online book)
- Font Glossary
- Tools (CSS) to style web articles using the ideas demonstrated by Edward Tufte’s books and handouts
- Thinking with Type, online version of a book by Ellen Lupton
- Responsive And Fluid Typography With vh And vw Units Fluid typography resizes smoothly to match any device width
- The math of CSS Locks Advanced techniques to achieve fluid typography
- The Complete CSS Demo for OpenType Features
- Tufte CSS
- indieweb theme of the above for Hugo
- how the web became unreadable
- Free online book: Legibility: How and why typography affects ease of reading