Typography is impossible – Medium Engineering

The practical guide to why laying out type never quite does what you want

You’re a front-end engineer, building boxes and putting text inside them. A lot of websites, and a lot of native apps, are basically that — text flowing into boxes. It’s a testament to typography that hundreds of years since Gutenberg, letters and boxes keep reinventing themselves and finding new jobs to do, in materials and technologies that were once future’s future.

Bra läsning om typsättning för webb: Typography is impossible – Medium Engineering

The Weekly Typographic

Our very first episode ever, we start off with an exciting handful of neat stuff we found this week for our Weekly Typographic newsletter — IBM’s first open-source font, a big upgrade to WhatTheFont, and type-picking tips from Michael Beirut. Not to mention a couple really exciting League announcements we’re psyched to tease.

Intros & Big Announcements + IBM, WhatTheFont, & Michael Beirut 👋

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Web Typography: Designing Tables to be Read, Not Looked At | A List A Part

In this excerpt from Web Typography, Richard Rutter explains how to improve the readability of your data tables.

Intressant, lärorikt och hjälpsamt för webbtypografen: Web Typography: Designing Tables to be Read, Not Looked At

User Interfaces for Variable Fonts | A List Apart

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The tools we design with have a unique effect on the way we work, constraining and empowering us while we explore, examine and create. Variable fonts give us a new, wide open typographic space with which to work. Instead of prescribing value to individual UI elements in a vacuum, we should take a hybrid and calculated approach to variable font interfaces. How do we structure our design tools to adapt to the new advantages variable fonts provide us with?

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The Ripple Effect: How Our Smallest Design Choices Can Make A Big Impact

The rules of typography and information design provide us with a framework with which to design. But within these constraints, can our design choices have wider implications?

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