15 Answered Questions for the topic typography

07/19/19

How are Serif and Sans-serif fonts different, and when should one use one over the other?

What is the difference between these fonts, and what are some typical examples of why one might be used over another?

07/11/19

How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?

I have no experience regarding Graphic Design, so this is kind of a intro question.If I have a font I'd like to identify, but cannot describe the details/semantics of it, how would I explain it?... more

07/03/19

What's the difference between opentype vs. truetype?

I know very little about typography. What are the differences in terms of opentype vs truetype. I do know that they are types of formats to render fonts (correct me if i'm wrong). Are there... more

What is the effect of ligatures in web, regarding SEO?

All designers love ligatures but vanilla web typography just sucks. I heard of [smartypants](http://daringfireball.net/projects/smartypants/) that solves many of thoses issues, bringing sexy... more

06/17/19

What is the difference between a font and a typeface?

Originally, the typeface is a particular design of type, while a font is a type in a particular size and weight. In short, a typeface usually gathers many fonts.Nowadays, with the digital design of... more

06/05/19

How can I fill in 4, 6, 8, 9, 0 etc with writing without it ignoring the center circle?

I'm trying to enter a list of names as text into the shape of an "8", but they won't go around the center holes of the 8, meaning I'm having to try, and failing, to justify it manually.How can I... more

05/15/19

What are standard ratios for typography on the web?

In laying out a web design, I often try to make sure that my typography is proportional and consistent. However, I haven't been able to find any definitive articles or resources on what ratios and... more
Typography Graphic Design

05/12/19

Full Send Nelk Font

Does anybody know NELK’s “full send” font?

What are standard ratios for typography on the web?

In laying out a web design, I often try to make sure that my typography is proportional and consistent. However, I haven't been able to find any definitive articles or resources on what ratios and... more
Typography English Writing Books

04/23/19

How should the name of a series of books be formatted?

I know that you underline – or if you're typing, you put the words in *italics* – the titles of books, and that you put chapters or quotations from a book in "quotes," but do you do anything to the... more

04/19/19

Why don't upper case numbers exist?

Capital letters add a lot to text in various ways, for names, brands, emphasis (although capitalisation for emphasis is frowned upon)Why then, are there no upper case numbers?

04/11/19

Optimum line height in relation to font size?

Is there an agreement on what the optimum mathematical proportion of line height and the size of a text is? And if there is, is it the same for print and web?

04/04/19

What is the difference between a well constructed and a poorly constructed font?

I'm speaking of both, fonts optimised for print, and fonts optimised for screens. Serif and sans-serif doesn't matter. Commercial or free — also doesn't matter.What matters is the quality of the... more

03/14/19

Difference between kerning vs letter spacing?

What is the difference between kerning vs. letter spacing?
Typography Reading

03/14/19

Is reading uppercase sentences hard?

When there's an uppercase sentence, I've found it's hard to read easily. Is it just me or do others also experience this?

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