OVERVEIW
LEGIBILITY & READABILITY
LEADING, COLUMN WIDTH & TYPEFACE
WEB TYPOGRAPHY
CHARACTERISTICS OF TYPE
ON THE WEB
CONTENT, STRUCTURE & VISUAL RESULT
LEGIBILITY ON THE WEB
ALIGNMENT ON WEB PAGES
LINE LENGTH ON WEBSITES
TYPEFACES FOR THE WEB
Legibility on the web

Good typography depends on the visual contrast between one font and another and between text blocks, headlines, and the surrounding "white" space.

Nothing attracts the eye and brain of the reader like strong contrast and distinctive patterns, and you can achieve those attributes only by carefully designing them into your pages.

If you cram every page with dense text, readers see a wall of gray and will instinctively reject the lack of visual contrast.

Just making things uniformly bigger doesn’t help. Even bold fonts quickly become monotonous, because if everything is bold then nothing stands out “boldly.”

When your content is primarily text, typography is the tool you use to “paint” patterns of organization on the page.

The first thing the reader sees is not the title or other details on the page but the overall pattern and contrast of the page.

The regular, repeating patterns established through carefully organized pages of text and graphics help the reader to establish the location and organization of your information and increase legibility.
   
© Dave Wheatley
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