Typography Links

Most of the really pleasant web designs I see seem to display more than a little evidence of classical typographic knowledge. Here’s my collection of typography-related resources, including links to some classic (and some common) fonts.

Tips and Tricks

Mark Boulton: Five Simple Steps to Better Typography
Richard Rutter & Mark Boulton: Web Typography Sucks

Particular Characters

Mark Boulton: The Right Glyph for the Job (ellipsis, quotes, ligatures)
Mark Boulton: Dashes
A List Apart: The Trouble with EM ‘n EN (dashes, hyphens, spaces, quotes, primes, ellipsis)
Jukka Korpela: Dashes and Hyphens
Jukka Korpela: Unicode Spaces
Jukka Korpela: The Euro Sign in HTML
Jukka Korpela: Characters in SI Notations
Wikipedia: Asterisk
Wikipedia: Asterism
Wikipedia: Dagger
Wikipedia: Guillemets
Wikipedia: Pilcrow
Wikipedia: Prime
Wikipedia: Section Sign
Wikipedia: Tilde


Code Style: Font Sampler
Buzzword.org.uk: Common Fonts
Sans Serif / Gothic
Wikipedia: Franklin Gothic
Wikipedia: Geneva
Wikipedia: Haettenschweiler
Wikipedia: Helvetica
Wikipedia: Impact
Wikipedia: Univers

Wikipedia: Century Gothic
Wikipedia: Futura

Wikipedia: Frutiger
Wikipedia: Gill Sans
Wikipedia: Lucida Grande
Wikipedia: Myriad
Wikipedia: Optima
Wikipedia: Tahoma
Wikipedia: Trebuchet MS
Wikipedia: Verdana

Old Style
Wikipedia: Aldus
Wikipedia: Caslon
Wikipedia: Garamond
Wikipedia: Hoefler Text
Wikipedia: Palatino
Wikipedia: Trajan

Wikipedia: Baskerville
Wikipedia: Berhard Modern
Wikipedia: Bookman
Wikipedia: Georgia
Wikipedia: Mrs Eaves
Wikipedia: Times Roman

Wikipedia: Bodoni
Wikipedia: Century Schoolbook
Wikipedia: Didot

Slab Serif
Wikipedia: Courier
Wikipedia: Rockwell

Wikipedia: Brush Script
Wikipedia: Comic Sans MS
Wikipedia: Dom Casual
Wikipedia: Mistral

Adobe: ITC Zapf Chancery
Wikipedia: Kuenstler Script
Wikipedia: Zapfino

Black Letter
Wikipedia: Fette Fraktur


I won’t give any links to grid-based layout information because I just don’t think grid-based layout gels well with web design — it doesn’t work with liquid layouts and resizable fonts.