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Typesetting the Web

by Kyle Fox

Published November 16, 2012 in Design

This is a talk I gave at WordCamp Edmonton in November 2012. For other type, design & web nerdery, follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kylefox

"Typography is the vessel that carries an ideas to your audience. In addition to being beautiful, proper typography affords your message credibility, clarity, and emotional resonance. This talk explains why typography is crucial to the success of a website and demonstrates best practices for styling text on the web. You’ll learn basic typeface anatomy & terminology, typesetting techniques (such as font sizing, line length & line height), and how to choose appropriate fonts for the web."

Primary typefaces in the slides are:

* Alegreya (http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Alegreya)
* Pluto Sans (http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/hvdfonts/pluto-sans/).

Also making appearances are Chaparral Pro, Changa One, Klavika Condensed, Exo, Omnes, and Skolar. I know, I violated some of my own guidelines by used a big range of faces but OH WELL.