Better Web Typography for a Better Web


A web typography book for web designers & web developers

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This is not a book


This is not just a book—it’s a course in a book format. Digital extras, example exercises, the source code and the Sketch files that are included make this book perfect for diving into the magnificent world of web typography.

  • 30+

    Live code examples

  • 6

    Printable cheat sheets*

  • Sketch

    Example website Sketch files*

  • Codepen

    Example website source code

* included with eBook and Combo pack only

Seriously detailed and, more importantly, fodder for any discussion with clients to convince them why the fonts you chose were the right ones for the project.

—Paul Jarvis
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Digital + Extras

PDF & eBook files + 6 printable cheat sheets, source code, live code examples and Sketch files.

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Printed

High-quality color paperback, printed on coated paper.

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Combo pack

Get both—Digital with extras and printed paperback combined.

All major payment methods accepted

Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, Amex

What will you learn from this book?

 

Designers and developers love it


20,000+ designers and developers already started to learn about better web typography.

Better Web Type was featured in:

Smashing Magazine, CSS Tricks, Net Magazine, Codrops
5-star rating

A must-read for any web designer/developer

As a designer who also works in front-end code, I've been waiting for book like this, which addresses both designers and developers. Often, there is still a huge gap in the collaboration between design and code. This book will help to improve this process and make a web with better typography.

Arne Schog

Arne Schog
@arneschog

5-star rating

All the heart eyes 😍

Not only is this incredibly informative, but it is wonderfully written. It's more than just helping you choose better typefaces—but creating type that is clear as well as beautiful.

Alyssa Karnes

Alyssa Karnes
@alyssankarnes

Design & build an example website


Each chapter concludes with examples that gradually design and build the example website.

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    Learn the theory

    The what and the whys.

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    Use it in practice

    See how.

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    See it in action

    Live examples and source code.

Example website

Bonus

Six Better Web Type Cheat Sheets

Included with ebook & Combo pack

Get six cool printable web typography cheat sheets that will help you recognize font styles, use typographically correct punctuation, font weights, font styles, combine fonts and more.

Web typography cheat sheets

About the author


Hey, I’m Matej. I’m a designer from Slovenia but currently live in Edinburgh, Scotland and work as a Senior UX designer at GitLab. My journey towards being a designer began 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. I never studied design so typography was one of the many things that I had to explore by myself. And once I started exploring, I couldn’t stop. The gray area between design and development attracted me the most, so I created things like Gutenberg—The Meaningful Web Typography Starter Kit and now Better Web Type. I decided to create a web typography course because there’s little content online that would be practical, concise and aimed at both—designers and developers.

@matejlatin | matejlatin.co.uk

Matej Latin
 
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Better Web Typography for a Better Web

by Matej Latin

From $29.95 $19.95

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FAQs


I did the email course, should I still get the book?

I didn’t just take the content from the course and put it into an eBook format. I expanded it. The course was relatively short with around 13,000 words of content, the book is more than 40,000 words long and covers topics that aren’t in the email course.

I’m not a native English speaker. Will I have problems understanding the book?

I’m not a native English speaker either so my writing always uses the simplest language that anyone can understand. Besides, I’m always happy to help if you have trouble understanding any part of the book. Just send me an email.

Can I buy more than one book at once?

Yes, if you want to buy multiple copies of the printed book visit this page. You'll be able to add the book to your cart and change the quantity. If you want to buy 5 or more copies get in touch and I’ll send you a discount code.

Can you ship to my country and what are the shipping costs?

Yes, the book can be shipped to wherever you are in the world. And the shipping is always free.

Do you have a money-back guarantee?

I do, 30 days for the eBook. If, for some reason, you’re not 100% happy with the book, I'll gladly refund your order.

Do you offer a student discount?

Yes, if you’re a student write me an email and I’ll send you a discount for the eBook.

Do the cheat sheets come with the printed book too?

No, the printable cheat sheets only come with the eBook. I don’t distribute the printed book so it’s impossible for me to include the cheat sheets with it.

Table of Contents


  • Macro Typography
    • 1 Introduction to Web Typography
    • 2 Anatomy of a Typeface
    • 3 Choosing Typefaces
    • 4 Equilateral Triangle of a Perfect paragraph
    • 5 Combining Typefaces
    • 6 Rhythm in Web Typography
    • 7 Modular Scale
    • 8 Page Composition
    • 9 Responsive Web Typography
  • Micro Typography
    • 10 Ligatures
    • 11 Small Caps and Figures
    • 12 Punctuation
    • 13 Dropcaps