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Miss D's picture
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I'm an old school designer - so far ignorant of web typography. I know a fair amount about point, pica, cmyk - but nothing about CSS, Em. However, I need to know something more about this topic. But where should I start?
My question is: Are there any good webpages that explain the basics?
Thanks!

Claus Eggers Sørensen's picture
Joined: 17 Jan 2007 - 5:49am
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This is it: http://webtypography.net/toc/
Bringhurst as applied to CSS

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Joined: 18 Feb 2007 - 6:41am
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Hi Isa,

this might be a good starting point:
The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web.
A List Apart has a number of interesting articles on web typography, too.

The most important thing to know is: everything is relative. Unlike with print, you don’t know nothing; you can’t be 100% sure about the font(s), the size, the available space, the colours …
Still, it can be fun, it’s just a different approach. I’d say most of web design is typography.

F

[edit] Ha, Claus, I’m too slow for you.

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Another good place to learn CSS is http://www.w3schools.com

darrel's picture
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print design = you dictate the visual presentation
web design = you suggest the visual presentation

Thomas Binder's picture
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for starters and more
Do you speak german?
Then http://de.selfhtml.org/

after "the more"
http://www.alistapart.com/