Anyone knows some books about how to use fonts weights and how to proper use spacing in UI design?
While not specific to UI design, this is the only book you'll need if you want to learn about typography. The techniques you'll learn in this book can be applied to any medium typographic medium. http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Typographic-Style-Version-Anniversary/dp/0881792128/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453735259&sr=8-1&keywords=elements+of+typographic+style
Also with a quick google search, I just found this site where someone is taking that authors principles and applying them to web design. Haven't read it yet but it may be helpful. http://webtypography.net/ + more type resources on the bibliography page. http://webtypography.net/bibliography/
Thank you, Brad!
+1... it's an excellent book.
A Type Primer is a great book to start: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Type-Primer-John-Kane/dp/1856696448/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1295387779&sr=1-2
It touches the basics of typography, you can go on from there.
Also, you don't need to learn about typography in UI design specifically. While there are some technical differences, the principles are the same in every medium.
Thanks, looks interesting. You are right about the same principles in different mediums.
This has also been a big mystery to me. Most people just eyeball this, myself included. I have seen some explanations for this, but the weren't entirely satisfying. If you get design for hackers, there is a section on this, but I think it's quite small.
There could be something on skillshare or Udemy on this, but I doubt it. Somebody should jump on this.
Let me know what you come up with if you find anything.
Butterick's Practical Typography is also an amazing, and free resource for typography.
Get Explorations in Typography. It's one of the few books that give examples of typographic lockups, ranging from simple to experimental. However the real value of this book comes in the margin notes explaining the reasoning behind each decision.
She also has an iOS app, but I'd only recommend getting it if you have an iPad as it's severely limited on the phone.
And becoming a good typesetter isn't limited to UI or print, but a necessity for any designer. You just need to learn the affordances for each medium.
+1 I'd like to know too
Type Matters from Jim Williams is an excellent book about what makes good typography with great examples.