The Evolution of online typography

Go onto pretty much any modern website and you’ll be greeted with text rendered in beautiful, crisp and exciting font. You probably see online typography like this every day and take it for granted, whether you’re reading it on a computer screen or on your phone.

But it wasn’t always this way. Spare a thought for your internet ancestors, who had to endure webpages written in badly rendered and downright ugly fonts. Continue Reading

Top 10 Icon Fonts

Remember the archaic times of yesteryear, when you would have to create a multitude of images for element of the website you were working on. Everything from background gradients to box shadows to curved corners, and worst of all, text. Dark days. One of the latest mod-cons of web design, and one that has come none too soon, is icon fonts. Gone are the days of having to create your icons to a specific size, then maybe if you were feeling sassy turn it into a sprite, just for the plush novelty of ‘hover effect’.
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