The ultimate guide to web type

In today’s digital age, typography no longer solely refers to black ink on white paper, or variations thereof. In fact, many people spend more time reading on the web than from printed books, magazines, and newspapers – most of which can now be accessed digitally. We all know that type on the web is vastly different from printed matter, but how and why it differs, and how this affects the ways in which a website is designed as well as viewed is often misunderstood. It's actually not as complex as it might seem once you understand the basic principles.

Characteristics of web typography

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