10 online resources of typography
A few days ago we told how Typography is an art and often complicated to maneuver it to the web. We have limited options, but does not mean we can not work with full creativity within the limits imposed on us, and even playing with these limits. In line with this, we will share our 10 favorite online resources typography, ranging from tutorials on how to use typography, useful information about discipline, sites to download free fonts, and portals where you can find inspiration.
- DaFont : this is one of our favorite tools. Ideal for, say, design students. Here we can find a huge amount of fonts divided according to styles, which can be downloaded with Creative Commons license for free use.
- Google Web Fonts : the same style as Da Font, this tool provided by Google allows you to download a series of fonts suitable for web, Open Source.
- TextMod 2.1 : This tool can check the compatibility of characters between September 1 and we are working with the text you have to use.
- MyFontbook : This web based tool allows us to manage the fonts you have installed on your computer, from visualization to classification. The best thing is that it does not require installation.
- Font Finder : This Firefox extension allows us to analyze the different fonts that can be found on the web and then modify the way we create more convenient.
- The Taxonomy of Type : Reference this article helps you understand a little more about the history of typography. It is in English, but can be very useful in understanding the elements of each of the characters. Via Smashing Mag .
- The Journal of Urban Typography : This is a journal where you can find other work in movie format. It’s a good card for inspiration.
- Font Trainer : is a game to train our eyes to the differences that have fonts. Besides learning basic things, we can have fun for a while.
- typo / graphic posters : in line with TJOUT, this website allows us to discover the work of modern typographers or interesting inscriptions that can serve as inspiration. Via Smashing Mag
- WebFont Specimen : before leaving with a website, we must see that our typography work. With this site we can try before you select the font to see how it will look in the final version on the web.