Better Web Type is an easy-to-follow web typography email course for web designers & web developers.
Creator of Gutenberg—the Meaningful Web Typography Starter Kit.
Web design is 95% typography, Oliver Reichenstein famously claimed. So web designers and front-end developers should all have typography skills. Skills that go beyond merely choosing fonts but actually contribute to producing readable, legible and inviting content online. Would you say that’s the case? Things are getting better but we’re still not quite there yet. This is where Better Web Type comes in.
Better Web type will teach you about typography by going through 10, easy-to-digest lessons. They cover everything you need to know to produce better web typography and start contributing to a better web.
Join over 14,000 web designers and developers learning about shaping a perfect paragraph, choosing and combining typefaces, using modular scale and applying vertical rhythm to their websites.
Introduction to typography
Equilateral Triangle of a Perfect Paragraph
Anatomy of a Typeface
Rhythm in Web typography
Modular Scales & Meaningful Typography
Small Caps & Figures
Dashes & Smart Quotes
On joining you’ll also gain access to our community on Slack.
How it Works
Receive a daily lesson
from the author straight to your inbox.
Read the lesson
a five to ten minute read on the topic of the day.
Go beyond & explore further content
—articles, websites, tools & book suggestions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
Nothing. Null. Nada. It doesn't cost a thing. It’s free and it will always be free.
Can I get all the lessons at once?
Not at the moment, but a book, combining all the lessons with additional extra content, is coming soon.
What skills do I need to take part?
This course is written so it doesn’t require any special skills. Basic understanding of HTML & CSS can help.
How much time will I have to invest?
Lessons are a 5 to 10 min read and easy to digest. They come with links for further reading or a task.
About the author
Hey, I’m Matej. I’m a UX/UI designer. I live in London, UK, where I work as a Lead UX/UI designer at Auto Trader—UK’s largest online marketplace for anything automotive. My journey towards being a designer started when I was 13. I joined an after-school class called Web Design where I learned the basics of HTML and handcrafted my first website in Microsoft Notepad.
I’m from Slovenia but my passion for simple, clean and usable design took me to a journey through Germany, Luxembourg and finally UK. It was a specific project I was working on while in Luxembourg, that made me fall in love with typography. Looking back, I now realize how clueless I was—I thought typography was about fonts alone. Once I started exploring, I couldn’t stop. The grey area between design and code attracted me the most, so I created things like Gutenberg—The Meaningful Web Typography Starter Kit and Quotes on Type and now Better Web Type.
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You’ll Learn …
Better web typography skills for
about the role of web designers in web typography,
how typography works on the web,
how to shape a perfect paragraph,
what to consider when choosing & combining typefaces,
applying vertical rhythm & modular scales in Sketch,
to work better with web developers and produce better web typography together.
Better web typography skills for
about the role of web developers in web typography,
how typography works,
how to shape and code a perfect paragraph,
applying vertical rhythm & modular scales in CSS and Sass,
how & when to use ligatures, small caps, etc.,
to work better with designers and produce better web typography together.