A Brief History of Web Typography

As design disciplines go, Web typography is extremely young and underdeveloped.

Before we can go any further, it’s important to define exactly what Web typography is, since it is not simply the presentation of text within a browser window.

What is Web typography?

Web typography is the practice of typography applied to text marked up using HTML (Web text) and styled using CSS. Although it is commonly displayed using Web browsers, the principles of Web typography can be applied anywhere that text is rendered by HTML and CSS, such as e-mail, instant messaging, and Web-enabled widgets and applications.

What Web typography is not
  • Text in images: Text can be rendered in an image and will often need to be considered ...

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