Design & Code Better Web Typography
A free web typography course for designers and developers by Matej Latin.
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Introduction to typography
DAY 1 / 7
Is typography a science or an art? In the first lesson, we start by looking for a definition of typography, why it’s important and why web developers should learn about it too.
Equilateral triangle of a perfect paragraph
DAY 2 / 7
Shaping typographically perfect paragraphs could be an art of its own. But in this lesson, we boil it down to balancing three key things: font size, line height and line length. We conclude with an interactive learning game that will help you sharpen your paragraph shaping skills.
Anatomy of a typeface
DAY 3 / 7
In the third lesson, we explore our main tool—the typeface. Understanding the anatomy of a typeface, different styles of typefaces and things like type contrast and weight will be your foundations for the topics we’ll cover in lessons 4 and 5.
DAY 4 / 7
How do you go about choosing typefaces? Do you just pick one that you kinda like? Do you use one that a friend recommended to you? Or do you even use a typeface because it’s a popular one? Your choice should primarily be based on one thing—the content.
DAY 5 / 7
Combining typefaces is one of the most dreaded but equally captivating topics in typography. In this lesson you’ll learn the basic rules of combining typefaces. The rules that you can choose to follow… or break.
Rhythm in web typography
DAY 6 / 7
Rhythm in typography is a popular topic among web designers. In its essence, it’s a way of creating visual hierarchy and cohesion on our websites. When done well, it drastically improves the reading experience.
Modular scale & meaningful web typography
DAY 7 / 7
How do you choose font sizes? Just randomly pick numbers or whatever ‘looks best’? If you do, there’s no meaning behind your decisions and what’s worst, this randomness can easily turn into chaos. Modular scales help bring meaning and order into your web typography.