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Practical Responsive Typography

By : Dario Calonaci
Book Image

Practical Responsive Typography

By: Dario Calonaci

Overview of this book

Typography is an essential part of any website’s design. It can help you stand out from the crowd, communicate with clarity, and cultivate a distinctive identity. Practical Responsive Typography demonstrates how to use typography to greatest effect. With this book you won't underestimate it's importance - you'll be in complete control over this crucial component of web design. From scaling and optimizing screen spaces to using a range of different web fonts, you'll quickly get up to speed with the practical considerations behind successful typography. But more than the fundamentals, you'll also find out how to go further by customizing typography designs to suit your identity.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Practical Responsive Typography
About the Author
About the Reviewer

What is font hinting?

The name refers to one of the properties of typefaces and fonts, in which the latter is adjusted for optimal reading, where Bezier curves are practically moved around to adhere to an underlying grid.

It's a project that started in the late 80's to resolve some rendering conflicts in low resolution printers – which, despite the passage of time, is still as relevant today, just moving the concept from printers to the screen.

The real problem here is that the majority of modern fonts are not designed to behave at the modern screen resolution which is limited in DPI depth – and while more true for the first screens with 72, 96 dpi – it's still true for the 400, and upward, dpi. They were designed to use more than 1500 dpi in the print world.

It's the old Raster versus Vector: Dawn of Rendering battle – where fonts are described as vector-perfect lines and curves – which are then converted to raster pixels on the screen.

Basically every letter gets drawn again at each point...