Topic: Typography

A Responsive Guide to Type Sizing

When starting new projects, a CSS builder’s initial concerns tend to involve typography. Setting a typographic foundation with the right mixture of ingredients can form something solid enough to support many other building blocks of design. It’s an approach that… More

Seriously, Don’t Use Icon Fonts

Icons are everywhere. These “little miracle workers” (as John Hicks described them) help us reinforce meaning in the interfaces we design and build. Their popularity in web design has never been greater; the conciseness and versatility of pictograms… More

Icon Fonts: Mind the Baseline

Earlier this week, I made my first custom icon font using IcoMoon (implemented with Filament Group’s “bulletproof” technique). I set my grid sizes and exported, but all the icons felt a little higher than I wanted them… More

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