For a long time, web typography was a much-neglected field. While advances in type were piped back into editing software like Adobe Photoshop or InDesign, browsers had to deal with a very basic and limited suite of type technologies. However, all this is changing with CSS3. Before we dive into the new tools CSS3 provides to craft type, let’s clarify what “type” means and the various terms that are used in web typography.
Let’s define the terms.