I'm a developer at heart, but I would like to learn a bit about typography (mainly for web).

Can you recommend a good book to start with?

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This is not necessarily a beginner book, it is totally readable and the only book on type you'd ever need. "The Elements of Typographic Style" by Bringhurst

Answered almost 7 years ago by scott romack
  • I decided to settle on your recommendation. Thank you all for the answers. Emil Ivanov almost 7 years ago
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Web typography heavily involves CSS and image replacement methods -- I would recommend a couple of books to get a good basis for the proper coding methods:

Designing with Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer on CSS.

Answered almost 7 years ago by Gary Hepting
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thinking with type - is a book I'd definitely recommend.

Answered almost 7 years ago by orta
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I read Design Basics Index, by Jim Krause, and I'd certainly recommend it.

(Typography is, if I remember correctly, actually one of the lengthier chapters)

Answered almost 7 years ago by Wander Nauta
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Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works, 2nd Edition

his classic typography book, first published in 1993, is now updated with brand-new typefaces, fonts, and illustrations. Internationally renowned graphic designer Erik Spiekermann explains in everyday terms what typography is and offers design guidance in choosing type for legibility, meaning, and aesthetic appeal. Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works, 2nd Edition guides the reader through all aspects of typography, from the history and mechanics of type, to training the eye to recognize and choose typefaces. Uncover type's roots and placement within society and learn how to use space and layout to improve overall communication. This elegant guide for readers of all levels is revised and updated to discuss the particular design challenges of type on the Internet.

Answered almost 7 years ago by Tony Crockford
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hey. am a student of graphic design final year. i am designing a typeface for my thesis, can any typographer take a look at my process work and give me his feedback about it so that i can improve my work. it will be a great favor for me. Salman.muavia@gmail.com

Answered over 5 years ago by salman