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 web 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.

Further Reading

For book recommendations, visit my blog.

Online Resources


Many thanks to professor Don Starr for his support and encouragement of writing this book as an independent study for my MA program in graphic design at the George Mason School of Art.

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.

Kudos to Tim Brown for coming through with the foreword despite his hectic schedule. My appreciation goes to Khoi Vinh and Jeremy Keith for the wonderful blurbs. My deep gratitude goes to Matthew Butterick for inspiring me to use the web as a book-publishing medium.

Special thanks to my wife Dana Nguyen for her love and enlightenment. She booked an all-inclusive trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic so we could spend the days with the kids and I could write this book during the nights.

And thank you for reading and supporting.

About the Author

Donny Truong is a designer with a passion for typography and the web. He received his MA in Graphic Design from the George Mason University School of Art, where he taught advanced web design and usability. He is also the author of Vietnamese Typography.


This book was written and designed by Donny Truong using HTML, SCSS, and some PHP. The text is set in Source Serif, by Frank Grießhammer. UI elements are set in Source Sans and code excerpts are set in Source Code, both by Paul D. Hunt. All visual examples created by Donny Truong using Adobe Illustrator.


I welcome corrections, suggestions, and revisions to this book. You can reach me at [email protected].