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The Elements Of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

Worth a read… a classic applied to the Web. Richard describes it as follows:

Robert Bringhurst’s book The Elements of Typographic Style is on many a designer’s bookshelf and is considered to be a classic in the field. Indeed the renowned typographer Hermann Zapf proclaims the book to be a must for everybody in the graphic arts, and especially for our new friends entering the field.

In order to allay some of the myths surrounding typography on the web, I have structured this website to step through Bringhurst’s working principles, explaining how to accomplish each using techniques available in HTML and CSS. The future is considered with coverage of CSS3, and practicality is ever present with workarounds, alternatives and compromises for less able browsers.

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  1. By Noel on December 15th, 2005 at 6:49 am

    Additional interesting reading in a similar vector:
    http://www.newyorker.com/critics/content/articles/051017crbo_books

    As an interesting thought exercise, imagine what the 2050 analog of “can’t judge a book by its cover” might be…. šŸ˜‰

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