Usability Views Article Details
 home | timeline | recent | popular | e-reports | userati | books | about 

CSS Typography (16 Jan 2006)
The practice of typography is a centuries-old tradition. It has its roots in both design and readability, and thousands of different fonts have been created to those ends. While you may not have the same selection and precise control on the Web as you do in the print world, you still have enough control to improve the display of your characters and paragraphs. Despite less control, improved readability and design are still worthy goals that are within your grasp using CSS.

Still not convinced? Take a look at any content-heavy site and take note how much of the real estate is text. Now imagine the impact if the aesthetics of such a large area could be improved dramatically. When words are a significant part of your Web site, they deserve a significant part of your attention and have a significant impact on the design.
Add this article to

Article URL:

Read 355 more articles from Digital Web sorted by date, popularity, or title.
Next Article: Get smart about how you manage your content
  RSS 0.91  Subscribe with Bloglines  Add to My Yahoo!  Preview in Google Reader
Books about Usability | Information Architecture | Information Visualisation | Technology History

Some of the people who make up the Userati group
This site is a labour of love built by Chris McEvoy

Popular Items
> Top Knitting Sites
> Ajax Sucks
> What if Jakob Nielsen had a blog?
> Kate Bush and Pi
> Simply Google