Nice Web Type

For the betterment of typographic style and practice.

Nice Web Type is one place for web typography, following experiments, advancements, and best practices in typesetting web text.

Made by Tim Brown.

Twitter: @nicewebtype
Dribbble: timbrown

Typesetting Body Text

Watch my talk about typesetting body text for the web, developing a feel for the forces in type, and anchoring our work on typography.

And try the demo, debuted at An Event Apart, Atlanta 2015.

I wrote a small book about combining typefaces. Download it for free.

Tools for web typesetting

Every morning I crack open my laptop, grab a cup of black coffee, and put my most passionate energy into making these tools. They are each integral to my design process, and I love using them.

Typekit is the easiest to use, most web-native typography tool. Built and used by some of the smartest developers and designers alive, trusted by agencies, publishers, and brands around the globe, it’s been my tool of choice since I started using web fonts in 2009. · Typekit blog

Modular Scale is a calculator for ratio-based measurement in web design. By basing the dimensions of our compositions on values from modular scales, we can achieve a visual harmony not found in layouts that use arbitrary, conventional, or easily divisible numbers. (with Scott Kellum)

Modular Scale · ALA #327 · Build talk

Web Font Specimen is a handy, free resource web designers and type designers can use to see how typefaces will look on the web. Debuted in a special issue of A List Apart, Web Font Specimen is now in its second iteration, and is being built into other tools and websites.

Web Font Specimen · ALA #296

Resources for web typographers

Books, references, advice, techniques, explanations, tools, as well as top-secret tips and tricks I use to do my best work.

Typekit Practice is a collection of resources and a place to try things, hone your skills, and stay sharp. Everyone can practice typography. Contains lessons with interactive examples and references, as well as a library of books.

Typekit Practice

Universal Typography is an assortment of things I have helped make, and conference talks I have given, to understand how typography is changing — and how that affects our design decisions, our tools, and our business goals.

Universal Typography

Typography Supply is a handpicked selection of tools for identifying and trying type, working with text, measuring, making typography flex, managing details, reviewing contexts, gauging support, responding to conditions, optimizing font loading, and making typefaces. (with Andrew Johnson)