By Judy Vorfeld
Wikipedia says that typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning).
At different times in our culture, a select few had experience and information regarding typography, but when computers came along, text typography (at the least) became available for almost everyone. In a sense, we can print with type. We can create. We can use our imaginations. We can take software like WordPress, which I’m using on this site, and be creative.
Following are a few of the sites that talk about the many faces of typography.
- 47 Top Typography Tools and Resources: Mashable
- A Disagreeably Facetious Type Glossary: Microsoft
- Bulleted Lists: Capitalization and Punctuation
- Daniel Will-Harris Esperfonto
- Finding Software on ScriptSource
- The Fontpool
- Found: The Easiest Way to Install Fonts on a Mac
- I Love Typography
- Jack Yan & Associates
- Linguist’s Software: Fonts for the World
- Phil’s Fonts
- The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn’t Suck