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.

Further Reading


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.

About the Author

I am Donny Truong, a designer with a passion for typography and the web. I received an MA in Graphic Design from the George Mason University School of Art. I am also the author of Vietnamese Typography.


The main text is Turnip. Big heading is Bild. 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].