Better Web Typography for a Better Web is a book based on a top-rated online course explaining typography to people who build web sites-web designers and web developers. The author, Matej Latin, takes complex concepts such as vertical rhythm, modular scale, and page composition, and explains them in an easy-to-understand way.
Better Web Typography for a Better Web by Matej Latin
The content of the book is accompanied by live code examples and the readers go through a process of designing and building an example website as they go through the book. This is a new typography book for a new medium, the rules haven’t changed much, everything else has.
Introduction to Web Typography
- Anatomy of a Typeface
- Choosing Typefaces
- Equilateral Triangle of a Perfect paragraph
- Combining Typefaces
- Rhythm in Web Typography
- Modular Scale
- Page Composition
- Responsive Web Typography
- Small Caps and Figures
- Dropcaps (Bonus Chapter)
“Beautiful typography should never be underestimated, it tells a story, it evokes excitement and seems so simple to create. It isn’t, but it will be once you have studied this must-read edition.” – Steve Jenkins, Editor, Web Designer Magazine.
“Matej addresses designers and developers equally—but not only has he written an informative book with useful content, it’s also written in a nice and lovely-to-read way.” – Marc Thiele, Founder / Organiser of Beyond Tellerrand.
“Seriously detailed and, more importantly, fodder for any discussion with clients to convince them why the fonts you chose were the right ones for the project.” – Paul Jarvis, Designer & Author of Company of One
“A must-read for any web designer/developer. As a designer who also works in front-end code, I’ve been waiting for a book like this, which addresses both designers and developers. Often, there is still a huge gap in the collaboration between design and code. This book will help to improve this process and make a web with better typography.” – Arne Schog, Digital Designer.
About The Author
Hey, I’m Matej. I’m a designer from Slovenia but currently live in Edinburgh, Scotland, and work as a Senior UX designer at GitLab. My journey towards being a designer began when I was 13. I joined an after-school class called ‘Web Design’ where I learned the basics of HTML and handcrafted my first website.
I never studied design so typography was one of the many things that I had to explore by myself. And once I started exploring, I couldn’t stop.
The gray area between design and development attracted me the most, so I created things like Gutenberg—The Meaningful Web Typography Starter Kit and now Better Web Type.
I decided to create a web typography course because there’s little content online that would be practical, concise, and aimed at both—designers and developers.
Better Web Typography for a Better Web by Matej Latin. Hardcover: 226 pages. Publisher: Blurb (August 18, 2019).
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