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Type talk: Improving your typography

Capline, meanline, baseline, beardline. X-height, ascender, decender. Kerning, leading, font size, set width. When it comes to typography, there are a lot of technical terms to learn to become an expert, but you don't have to know every last detail to talk intelligently about type and make decisions about what type to use and how best to use it.
(Photography by Relly Annett-Baker, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Refine your digital presence with web fonts

Web fonts are web-safe fonts that offer more flexibility for designers in terms of typography. Before web fonts, there were only a handful of fonts (like Arial and Verdana) that were rendered the same by almost all web browsers. With web fonts, designers now can creatively use just about any typeface online without having to embed fonts as graphics.

Icon fonts to the rescue! Making icons look great on all devices

In a previous post, we discussed the implications of Retina display on a website's images. Maintaining the quality of an image across all devices is key, and there are a number of new solutions to help websites provide the best images as possible to as many users as possible. One such method that has been gaining popularity is the use of icon fonts.

Icon fonts are just what they sound like - fonts that are made up of icons. They have quickly become a widely used alternative to using images for icons, and they are quick and easy to implement. Let's take a look at the benefits of using icon fonts, as well as what you need to know in order to start using them on your website today!

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