I hope this little book has taken away the intimidation and motivated you to develop your web typographic skills. Now that you have gone through the foundation of setting web type, I encourage you to read, observe, and experiment further. Typography has a fascinating past, exciting present, and evolving future. It is never too late to get into the game.
As for variable fonts, browser support for more typographic control using CSS looks promising. I urge you to stay abreast with the development of CSS modules that are related to typesetting. With typographic practice and CSS exploration, you will be well on your way to becoming a professional web typographer. Now go and set your type with confidence.
- Font Playground (variable font experimentation by Wenting Zhang and Hua Shu)
- Font of the Month Club (new font delivered to your inbox every month by David Jonathan Ross)
- v-fonts.com (resource for finding variable fonts by Nick Sherman)
- variablefonts.dev (showcase the many possibilities of variable fonts by Mandy Michael)
- Modular Scale (font-size calculation by Scott Kellum and Tim Brown)
- PX to EM converter (This calculator converts PX to EM unit based on the default font-size of 16 pixel)
- Typetura (a fluid typesetting tool by Scott Kellum and Sal Hernandez)
- Wakamai Fondue (a tool to show “What can my font do?” by Roel Nieskens)
For the first edition of this book, I want to thank Linh Nguyen for her exceptional copyediting, Raymond Schwartz for his meticulous technical and editorial reviews, Jim Van Meer for making my words clearer and stronger, and Chris Silverman for his thorough evaluations and suggestions. I am responsible for the second edition. If you find errors, please contact me.
The main text is Turnip. Big heading is Forma DJR Chiaroscuro. UI element and small text are Input Sans. Code excerpt is Input Mono. All typefaces designed by David Jonathan Ross.
I welcome corrections, suggestions, and revisions to this book. You can reach me at [email protected].