How is it going? It seems like pretty much everyone around me is on holiday but I’m still here working 😅 I recently started thinking about an exciting new project and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.
- A lot of people still ask me about the printed version of the Better Web Type book. You can get a copy on Amazon or Book Depository but it’s the first edition.
I already wrote a lot on vertical rhythm in typography but this time I wanted to take a look at how vertical rhythm can be established and used in Sketch. In this post, I look at why working with a baseline grid makes sense, how to establish the vertical rhythm and how to align type and components to it.
Font of the month
A typeface designed by Fresh Fonts, Gangster Grotesk is a contemporary typeface that combines a sharp contrast with angled terminal strokes that curve inward ever so slightly. These elements are simple but effective, lending the typeface character while being practically invisible at small sizes.
I loved going through this case study by Zach Leatherman where he looks at optimizing the font loading at CSS Tricks. How awesome is that?
I remember there was a similar article a while ago. But with Google Fonts being so popular, there’s always something to learn how to optimize their performance. This is a cool article about that by Danny Cooper.
Truncating content has become so crucial on the web. And now it seems we’ll soon be able to truncate multiple lines of text. Bram Van Damme shows us how in his latest post.
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That’s it for this month, see you in August! 👋