14 comments

  • Kip HolcombKip Holcomb, almost 2 years ago

    "A five-minute guide to better typography"

    5 points
  • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, almost 2 years ago

    Great little guide—huge fan of the em dash.

    And god damn do I love the Tiempos font family.

    5 points
  • Joe BlauJoe Blau, almost 2 years ago

    This is awesome. I'm in the process of recreating my website and most of my content is text. I've been using Butterick's Practical Typography as a resource, but this simple guide helps with a few issues I've been having.

    3 points
  • Lee Williams, almost 2 years ago

    I mean this is all pretty basic for print / images. I was expecting web typography (since it was a website) and was completely disappointed to see that the examples were all images.

    3 points
    • Steve SunderlandSteve Sunderland, almost 2 years ago

      Not sure why that makes a difference? Seems like they explain the concepts well.

      8 points
    • Account deleted almost 2 years ago

      I don't see a disconnect in these principles and would say that they completely apply to screen based design. Moreso now that the web has matured so much in the past few years. Most well-designed websites are taking a lot from editorial/traditional design.

      1 point
  • Russ BrownRuss Brown, almost 2 years ago

    Beautifully put together, nice one

    1 point
  • Erin GwozdzErin Gwozdz, almost 2 years ago

    I love this so much

    1 point
  • Jonas S, almost 2 years ago

    I don’t mean to pick on a single writer but there’s a lot of these basic guidelines on the web. I would love to read more about advanced typographic tips and tricks. Do anyone know where to look?

    0 points
  • Matthew GiacinoMatthew Giacino, almost 2 years ago

    Love it, needed it. Bookmarked.

    0 points
  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, almost 2 years ago

    I'd like to comment that I don't feel the excessive use of white-space helps the point of 'good typography'... It feels far too broken up, particularly on a large screen.

    I'd also note that 'picking a typeface with lots of weights' isn't good in web design. This can add excessive page-load time, especially if multiple fonts are in use. That's something that works well in print.

    I also feel as if paying attention to Kerning should be more than a final footnote haha.

    Really, this is very handy as student material. However I'd hope no professionals read it and go, "oh wow I hadn't thought about left alignment". :P

    0 points