On Web Typography
By Jason Santa Maria
Publisher: A Book Apart
Final Release Date: August 2014
Pages: 188

Typography is your design’s voice and the most powerful tool you have to communicate with your readers. Learn how to wield type with care and wit: how to evaluate typefaces, consider technical constraints, create flexible typographic systems, and put together your own collection of favorite faces.

Jason Santa Maria wants you to see type beyond code or flourishes. You’ll discover how typography shapes the way we read and how you can adapt the craft's practices for the screen. So go ahead. Choose, combine, and set typefaces with ease—and invite readers in.

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    Comments about oreilly On Web Typography:

    "On Web Typography" by Jason Santa Maria is an excellent tutorial about how to make typeface choices in web page design. I can't do better than to quote from his book:

    "Choosing typefaces relies on weighing the context of what you're designing against your technical requirements, typographic knowledge, and gut instinct. Just as the best coffee machine won't necessarily make you the best cup of coffee, good typography depends on the ingredients you choose, the particular combination of those ingredients, and the ways you combine them. Your typeface choices must fit the circumstances you need them for and so must your design."

    The book has a comprehensive index, making it a useful reference work.

    In addition to web designers, I also recommend this book for students of visual communication.

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