Typography Tutorials

Step-by-step methods for getting the most out of your fonts and graphic design software. FontBook, A New Way Of Combining & Comparing And Sharing Typefaces A little tutorial to get you acquainted with the new functionalities of the new FontBook app for iPad. Tutorial: Glowing letters Use this Photoshop technique to create electric glowing type sprinkled with pixie dust. Tutorial: Festive Engraved Type This tutorial shows how to create delicate shadow lines and shaded engraved type. Tutorial: Photorealistic Perspective Sometimes, flat just doesn’t cut it, and we need to find other, more attractive ways to present designs to our customers. Read more

Learn HTML and CSS – book – Jon Duckett

A NICER WAY TO LEARN ABOUT HTML & CSS A book about code that doesn’t read like a 1980′s VCR manual… It’s not just for programmers, it’s written and presented to make it easy for designers, artists, bloggers, content and e-commerce managers, marketers to learn about the code used to write web pages… Learn how to: Read and write HTML5 and CSS3 Structure and design web pages and sites Prepare images, audio and video for the web Control typography and layout You will also find lots of helpful hints and practical advice alongside the code A NICER WAY TO LEARN Read more

Web fonts – Jonathan Hoefler

An excellent 26-minute talk by Jonathan Hoefler of the Hoefler & Frere-Jones about how they think about designing typefaces and webfonts in particular. Today, as webfonts are buoyed by a wave of early-adopter enthusiasm, they’re marred by a similar unevenness in quality, and it’s not just a matter of browsers and rasterizers, or the eternal shortage of good fonts and preponderance of bad ones. There are compelling questions about what it means to be fitted to the technology, how foundries can offer designers an expressive medium (and readers a rich one), and what it means for typography to be visually, Read more