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CSS Typography

By Garrett Dimon

You don’t often see “CSS” and “typography” used in the same sentence—and for good reason. Traditional typography is a very subtle and beautiful form of design, with thousands of variations and choices. Unfortunately, with CSS that’s not quite the case. Don’t lose hope just yet, though. CSS can do more than you might think.

Typography isn’t an exact science, and like any aspect of design, it takes practice to select the right typefaces for the job and tweak them appropriately.

With font embedding, the widespread adoption of sIFR and a slew of image replacement and JavaScript techniques, there are numerous ways of avoiding the typographic limitations of the Web. Unfortunately, these methods aren’t trivial to use and each has its own limitations. So we’ll focus on embracing our options within the boundaries of CSS.

Typography isn’t an exact science, and like any aspect of design, it takes practice to select the right typefaces for the job and tweak them appropriately. This article can’t address how to design with type, but it can help you become more aware and explore the options available to you through CSS. With a little practice you can make your design easier to read and improve aesthetics.

Why CSS?

While there are other options, CSS is the easiest, most reliable, accessible and straightforward way to improve the readability and visual design of your sites. The only thing in your way is an awareness of the techniques at your disposal and an understanding of when to apply them. From line-height to letter-spacing, you have more control than you might think.

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