Looking for that great advice about web typography
October 18, 2007 7:16 PM   Subscribe

Whose blog said this about web typography?

Sometime within the last 6 months one of my RSS feeds picked up a specific blog entry--and I'm pretty sure it was a blog entry and not a magazine-type article--wherein the guy talked about how to make your copy look good on the web.

I'm sure he talked about line-height, I'm pretty sure he advised against bolding headings (rather to use a larger font size) and I'm pretty sure he narrowed it down to two fonts that are perfect for the web. One was probably a serif and one was probably sans serif. One of them was probably the much-beloved Georgia, the other may have been Verdana. (Looks familiar!) I'm pretty sure he trashed Trebuchet, which happens to be one of my favorites. Anyway, I've been unable to find this article since then, and it's driving me nuts. I know this may sound very vague to you, but, do you have any idea where I might find this? Of course I've tried googling to no avail.

I've reluctantly decided that when something bugs me this much for this long, no matter how silly it is, it's not a wasted question.
posted by iguanapolitico to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Was it Simple Ways to Help Your Design Suck Less?
posted by iconomy at 7:51 PM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]

You may also enjoy The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web. (And Helvetica makes for a lovely web font too, at least on Mac OS X.)
posted by tepidmonkey at 8:01 PM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: iconomy: that has to be it. Though I sure as hell don't remember it being white on black, and I don't remember that weird choice for h3. :) Maybe Jim Whimpey has updated the style sheet since my visit. But the info seems to be what I recall. Thank you!!
posted by iguanapolitico at 10:01 PM on October 18, 2007

Response by poster: Oh, and tepidmonkey, thank you too! I love this stuff.
posted by iguanapolitico at 10:02 PM on October 18, 2007

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