Web Typography Resources


A growing list of web typography related apps, tools, plugins and other resources for web designers and web developers.

Web Typography Quiz

by Matej Latin

Quiz

Web typography is a bit tricky. Take this web typography quiz and test your typography knowledge.

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Font Memory Game

by Matej Latin

Game

Recognizing different styles of fonts is one of the most challenging parts of typography. This game helps you train your eyes to notice the smallest details.

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Equilateral Triangle of a Perfect Paragraph

by Matej Latin

Game

A learning game that teaches players how to shape typographically perfect paragraphs.

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Better Web Typography for a Better Web

by Matej Latin

Book

A comprehensive web typography book for web designers and web developers.

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Basics


Better Web Type

by Matej Latin

Course Frontend

A free web typography course for web designers & web developers.

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Typography Inspector

by Bram Stein

Plugin Chrome

Typography Inspector analyses the typography on your site and helps you improve it.

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Measure

by Rowan Cavanagh Stein

Plugin Chrome

Measure typographic line lengths right from the page.

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45to75

by Adam Becker Stein

Plugin Chrome

Character counter for helping to optimize line length (measure) between 45 and 75 characters.

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More Perfect Typography

by Tim Brown

Talk Video

At long last, designers can use real fonts on the web. But what now? Where do we go from here?

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Universal Typography

by Tim Brown

Talk Video

The web is universal and, in this renewed talk, Tim Brown shows how to practice typography in a way that is equally universal.

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Typography Handbook

by Kenneth Wang

Guide

A concise, referential guide on best web typographic practices.

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On Web Typography

by Jason Santa Maria

Talk Video

Through an understanding of our design tools and how they relate to the web as a medium, we can empower ourselves to use type in meaningful and powerful ways.

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Kerntype—a Kerning Game

by Mark MacKay and María Munuera

Game

Train your eyes to become a pro at kerning with this fun kerning game.

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Typograph

by Dmitry Gerasimov

Plugin Sketch

Better typography for Sketch.

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Font Tools


FontBuddy for Sketch

by Anima App

Plugin Sketch

Never deal with missing fonts again.

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SkyFonts

by Monotype

App

Install fonts from participating sites with a single click. Fonts are installed from the cloud on your computer in seconds.

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FontBase

by Dominik Levitsky Studio

App

FontBase is a free, beautifully crafted font utility for designers, that gives you all the possibilities of Fontcase.

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RightFont

by RightFont Team

App

Sparking font manager to preview, sync, install and organize fonts, with flawless integration into any design software.

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BirdFont

by Johan Mattsson and Marko Jovanovac

App

Birdfont is a free font editor which lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, EOT and SVG fonts.

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FontForge

by FontForge Team

App

FontForge is a free and open source font editor brought to you by a community of fellow type lovers.

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Fontown

by Fontown Team

App

Fontown is a beautiful typefaces library ready-to-use with a powerful application to organize and share your fonts.

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“A web typography book for web developers and designers”

5-star rating

Incredibly informative, wonderfully written.

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Typeface Anatomy


Typography Glossary

by FontShop

Glossary

A glossary of common type terminology.

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Type Terms

by Supremo

Glossary

The animated typographic cheat sheet.

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Anatomy of a Typeface

by Typedia

Glossary

Learn about the anatomy of typefaces.

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Recognizing & Choosing Fonts


FontFace Ninja

by fontface.ninja

Plugin Chrome

Fontface Ninja is a browser extension that let you inspect, try, bookmark and buy fonts on any websites.

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Web Font Specimen

by Tim Brown

Tool Frontend

Web Font Specimen is a handy, free resource web designers and type designers can use to see how typefaces will look on the web.

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Type Classifications

by Allan Haley

Tool

An overview of type classifications.

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WhatFont

by Chengyin Liu

Plugin Chrome

The easiest way to identify fonts on web pages.

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WhatFont iPhone App

by Chengyin Liu

App iPhone

The easiest way to identify fonts on web pages for iPhone.

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Web Font Previewer

by JustinTheClouds

Plugin Chrome

This extension allows you to test webfonts out on any website and target which elements the fonts should be applied to.

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TypeKit Tweaker

by kylefox.ca

Plugin Chrome

A toolbar that lets you adjust Typekit font previews.

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TypeWonder

by typewonder.com

Plugin Chrome

This extension helps you to test webfonts on active chrome tab via typewonder.com.

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Google Font Previewer for Chrome

by Pamela Fox

Plugin Chrome

Lets you choose a font from the Google Font directory with a few text styling options, and preview them on the current tab.

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FontStand

by FontStand Team

Font provider

Try fonts for free or rent them.

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Combining Fonts


Combining Typefaces

by Tim Brown

Book

Free book on combining typefaces.

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Typespiration

by Rafal Tomal

Gallery Frontend

Free inspirational web font combinations with color palettes and ready-to-use HTML/CSS code.

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A Guide to Font Pairing

by Martin Olliviere

Guide

A quick and basic guide to font pairing.

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Font combinations

by Canva

Gallery Tool

Find a font combination for your design needs.

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Typ.io

by Typio

Gallery Tool

Find inspiration for combining fonts.

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Beautiful Web Type

by Chad Mazzola

Gallery Tool

A showcase of the best typefaces from Google Fonts.

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FontPair

by FontPair

Gallery

An awesome collection of font combinations from real websites. Inspiring stuff.

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Discover.typography

by H&Co.

Gallery

An inspiring collection of fonts and font combinations by H&Co.

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Variable Fonts


Font Playground

by Wenting Zhang

Tool Frontend

Play around with variable fonts.

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Variable Fonts

by Nick Sherman

Gallery

A simple resource for finding and trying variable fonts.

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One File, Many Options

by Ollie Williams

Guide

Using Variable Fonts on the Web

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AxisPraxis

by Laurence Penney

Tool Frontend

A website for playing with OpenType variable fonts.

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OpenType


OpenType Features in Web Fonts

by Alex Muñoz

Cheat sheet

A list of all OpenType features with examples.

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Normalize OpenType

by Kenneth Ormandy

Tool Frontend

Adds OpenType features—ligatures, kerning, and more—to Normalize.css.

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Typeset.js

by David Merfield

Tool Frontend

A ty­po­graphic pre-proces­sor for your html which uses zero client-side JavaScript and gives you advanced typographic features.

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Syntax for OpenType features in CSS

by Adobe

Glossary Frontend

Individual OpenType features and how to use them in CSS.

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Vertical Rhythm


Syncope

by Aleksander Nowodzinski

Tool Frontend

Syncope is a WYSIWYG tool for establishing vertical rhythm on websites.

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Archetype

by Martin Olliviere & Jamie Gilman

Tool Frontend Sketch

Create beautiful web typography designs, in the browser.

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Grid Lover

by Tuomas Jomppanen & Ville V. Vanninen

Tool Frontend

Establish a typographic system with modular scale & vertical rhythm.

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Gutenberg Web Typography Starter Kit

by Matej Latin

Tool Frontend

A meaningful web typography starter kit.

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Visual Hierarchy


Modular Scale (Sass)

by Scott Kellum

Tool Frontend

Modular scale calculator built into your Sass.

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Typographic Scale

by Henryk Wollik

Tool Sketch

This plugin generates a typographic scale from selected text layers.

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Perfecter

by Oleg Frolov

Tool Sketch

Base your designs in Sketch on Modular scales.

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Modular Scale

by Scott Kellum and Tim Brown

Tool Frontend

The Modular Scale calculator multiplies your scale’s base with a ratio to produce a scale of numbers that are proportionally related.

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HuulaTypesetter

by Hu2la

Tool Frontend

A Bot that Suggests Font Size for Web Pages.

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Archetype

by Martin Olliviere & Jamie Gilman

Tool Frontend Sketch

Create beautiful web typography designs, in the browser.

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Grid Lover

by Tuomas Jomppanen & Ville V. Vanninen

Tool Frontend

Establish a typographic system with modular scale & vertical rhythm.

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Gutenberg Web Typography Starter Kit

by Matej Latin

Tool Frontend

A meaningful web typography starter kit.

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