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Getting The Hang Of Web Typography by Smashing Magazine

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Typographic Design Patterns And Best Practices

Michael Martin

Even with a relatively limited set of options in CSS, typography can vary tremendously using pure CSS syntax. Serif or sans-serif? Large or small font? Line height, spacing, font size and padding… The list goes on and on.

To find typographic design patterns that are common in modern Web design and to resolve some common typographic issues, we conducted extensive research on 50 popular Web sites on which typography matters more than usual (or at least should matter more than usual). We՚ve chosen popular newspapers, magazines and blogs as well as various typography-related Web sites.

We՚ve carefully analyzed their typography and style sheets and searched for similarities and differences. ...

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