Bethany Heck is the Executive Design Director of Audience Engagement, Video & Data at Vox Media, as well as the designer behind the beautifully designed Eephus League baseball scorebooks. In this interview she talks about her latest project, The Font Review Journal which aims at helping designers make better font choices.
In game development there are two methods of rendering text: via bitmap fonts and vector fonts. Bitmap fonts are essentially a sprite sheet image that contains all the characters of a given font. The sprite sheet uses a regular font file (traditionally .ttf). How does this apply to game development on the Web and HTML5 […]
Hi, Internet. It’s really great to see you getting into typography. 30 years ago, word processors and font menus made typesetters out of anyone writing a paper. Today, webfonts are making typographers of anyone building a webpage. This is a good thing. We welcome you to the club with open brackets! Now for some tough […]
Typography on the Web is slowly getting better. These days it is not unusual to see custom fonts in use, and oftentimes, though not always, set in comfortable sizes, with enough padding and line spacing to ensure a pleasant reading experience. And yet, some important typographical tools are still being ignored.
Typography is one of the most important aspects of responsive web design, and optimizing your fonts for mobile devices is an absolute necessity if you want your content to be palatable across all screen sizes. Fortunately, the process of building flexible fonts is not very difficult. When we talk about flexibility (which is the guiding […]