Using SVG to handle the icons in your website designs can provide a number of advantages over using icon fonts. In our new course, Switching From Font Icons to SVG, you’ll learn what those advantages are, when they make SVG a better choice, and the practical steps to switch from font icons to SVG.
Variable fonts were developed as the joint effort of the four biggest tech companies involved in type design—Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Adobe. As the name suggests, variable fonts allow designers to derive an unlimited number of font variants from the same font file. This way it becomes possible to adjust the typeface to different devices, viewports, orientations, and other design constraints.
Web fonts helped to breathe life into designs, helping us avoid the system defaults so widely used during the early days of web design. With so many options available today, we as have plenty of tricks up our sleeves in order to serve and style custom fonts. Level 4 of the CSS Fonts Module outlines more intriguing options you will love, including some exciting properties such as font-min/max-size. This article won’t uncover every last crumb of level 4, but will highlight the interesting parts still in their infancy. The adventure starts now!
Fonts for use on a website require files that are loaded from one of two places; the visitor’s own system, or a web server. Let’s take a quick look at web fonts in sixty seconds!
In this quick tip I’m going to show you how to apply CSS based on each browser’s text rendering engine.
In the early days of web design, typography was somewhat overlooked. Font choices were quite limited and so the biggest decision made was often “serif vs. sans-serif”. How times have changed.
Here’s a situation which may be familiar to you: you’re a developer and you build a prototype to demonstrate something. It works just as you mean it to, but the looks of horror on your users’ faces tell you something is wrong–your demo looks like crap.
If you want to be a successful web designer, a solid grasp of CSS is a must. Luckily, we’ve got some resources to help you, whether you want to learn the basics of CSS or to expand into more advanced areas.
Throughout history, we have seen just how much of an impact the written word can have. Whether used to declare freedom, spread important news or create a world of their own, words matter to us all.