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CSS Typography: Examples and Tools

In the previous part of this series, we discussed some techniques and best practices for CSS typography. Let’s now delve into the subject further by looking into some case studies, tools, as well as a showcase of excellent CSS typography on the web.

This is the third part of a three-part series of guides on CSS typography that will cover everything from basic syntax to best practices and tools related to CSS typography.


Embracing and Using CSS3 Pragmatically

Web design is an industry where things change very fast. Over the last year or two, CSS3 has taken web design potential to a new level. It’s not that many more features are available in this latest iteration of the CSS specifications, it’s that CSS3 makes it easier to work with things that typically involved more work, more technologies, and more software. For example, basic animation and dynamic image capabilities such as color gradients were previously only possible with JavaScript, Flash, and image editing software like Photoshop. Not anymore.


The use of textures and patterns in web design has been popular for several years. Textures and patterns add strength and a sense of realism to a web design. There are many creative ways of using patterns and textures in your designs. In this collection, I will show you 20 excellent examples of web designs that use textures and patterns. I hope you like the collection and become inspired by it.


Recently, we hosted a giveaway for postcards from the wonderful folks at Next Day Flyers.

Without further ado, here are the winners of the giveaway:

Why IE9 is a Web Designer's Nightmare

Web professionals have been getting pretty excited lately, and it’s no surprise why. The latest spawn of Microsoft’s browser, Internet Explorer 9, has just been released. Many people have been talking about the changes and whether the latest version is a solid step forward, or if it’s too little, too late.


Wannabe Designers vs. Professional Designers

Thanks to Facebook, I get odd news and instant anxiety rather quickly. I’m sweating over my keyboard in an attempt to earn enough for my weekly meal and maybe one pill of my medication, when I notice on Facebook a status update that a graphic designer friend has "spent the afternoon riding a fabulous palomino horse, Milton Glaser".

I don’t mind so much except they try to talk to me at design events as if their opinion on the industry or my work and career counts more.