Fonts

  • Everything You Need to Know About Fonts

    If you're not really sure what the difference is between a dingbat and a font or how to choose the best one for your desktop publishing projects, you'll love this collection of tutorials and free fonts. Learn how to make your publication look...
    By Donna Cosmato September 25, 2011 

  • A Desktop Publisher's Guide to Punctuation & Special Characters

    Punctuation can be a bit tricky at times, but that doesn't mean it should be ignored. Punctuation serves the purpose of helping us string ideas together into sentences, allowing us to communicate with others. Learn rules of punctuation and why they're...
    By Amber Neely September 14, 2011 

  • Diagram Showing the Parts of a Letter

    Sometimes we talk about objects as though they were living creatures. This is the case with type characters. As you'll see in the following parts of a letter diagrams, terms like arm, ear and shoulder are labels for character parts where distinctions...
    By Gwen Hagaman August 14, 2011 


  • Put the Royal Mark on Your Projects With These Crown & Regal Dingbats

    Regal and crown images can be used to jazz up a school project on royalty, or to embellish a scrapbook page with a bit of heritage glamour. These top crown dingbat images are regal enough to satisfy any prince or princess.
    By Wendy Finn August 8, 2011 

  • The Five Classes of Sans Serif Typefaces: Examples of Each

    Named for what they don't have, sans serif typefaces (no serifs; flags on tips of serif fonts) are used in websites, signage and documents we see every day. In five basic classes, the following samples of sans serif typefaces show why...
    By Gwen Hagaman July 29, 2011 

  • What's the Distinction Between Serif vs Sans Serif Fonts?

    Anyone who has spent a decent amount of time in a word processing or desktop publishing program has come across a number of typefaces to choose from, including the choice to use a serifical font or a sans-serif font. But what is the difference between...
    By Amber Neely July 26, 2011 


  • Using Kerning and Kerning Pairs

    Ever get asked, "What is kerning?" Not kurling... that's an Olympic sport. We're talking about type fonts and how to make them more beautiful and easier to read. If you use type fonts very often, you've noticed that sometimes letters...
    By Gwen Hagaman July 26, 2011 

  • Using Typography to Emphasize Your Point

    Words can make all the difference when trying to make a point. Find out how to catch the readers eye by using the emphasis of message through typography.
    By Laura Jean Karr July 13, 2011 

  • 10 Typography Don'ts: Common Mistakes That Will Kill Your Publication

    If you've ever seen a bad piece of typography you'll no doubt remember it. Whether it's a strange font, squashed wording, or a rogue comma, these examples are all around us from flyers and posters, to adverts and signs and everything in between...
    By Wendy Finn July 13, 2011 

  • Top 5 Apps for Managing Your Fonts

    Manage, fix and remove unnecessary fonts with ease using one of the following programs. Find out about features, limitations and costs to determine which software is best for you.
    By Tricia Goss June 29, 2011 
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