Good Typographic Design for the Web

Is it possible to achieve good typographic design on the web? Here, dive into the history of web typography - and how to make the most of tools today.

Paged Content in CSS

I don’t know why Opera isn’t making more noise in the browser market, considering the obvious thoughtfulness behind Håkon Lie’s suggestions. (If you don’t know his name, he’s the guy who created Cascading Style Sheets.) Håkon has developed a new proposal for generated content for paged media in CSS, which is kind of a...

Today's Obsession: Tools Roundup

Bunch of handy-dandy tools for building sites today which I’ve been sent over the past week. First is GridCalc, which is great for the dyscalculaics in the audience: give it a total width, column minimum and maximum width, and gutter minimum and maximum width and it will spit out the out the possible combinations...

Today's Obsession: Skeleton

Here’s (another) nice CSS/JS framework to help folks develop for the burgeoning mobile web. Skeleton is kind of at the top of my list at the moment because of its generic nature—there’s almost no opinion put into the framework at all, and its typographic foundations are ridiculously simple. The framework’s hosted as an open...

Today's Obsession: CSS Regions

Adobe made a move I totally wouldn’t expect from them yesterday—they contributed an idea to the W3C for the official CSS3 specification everyone would use to validate their code. Adobe’s not engaged the web community in any meaningful way, ever, so this is a major step forward for their behavior. The addition they proposed...

Today's Obsession: Font Math Explained at TypeKit

Ever-helpful and ever-useful, TypeKit breaks down font math, and how to deal with that in CSS. This shows you how to think about typefaces’ relative sizes and space constraints while working within CSS and the spacing methods used between the browsers, which (of course)  are all different.