30 Useful CSS Typography Tricks

CSS has given us an unmatched value and edge to give a new dimension to Typography. Typography is not just having a stylish font; it has a much wider aspect.

The space, the style, Text display, the paragraphs fomentation, the technique, a combination of image and typography, and the list go on.

Today we bring you some of the most effective CSS Typography Tricks and tips that will make your website look more impressive and engraining and that too with less effort. You can either go for the tutorials or the tools that will generate the code for you.

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our older articles on CSS Page Layouts, What’s Exciting In CSS3, CSS3 Tutorials, and Tips for Writing CSS.

TYPECHART

TYPECHART lets you flip through, preview and compare web typography while retrieving the CSS.

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Typographic Grid

If you have a site heavy on text content, author thinks paying fine-grained attention to the underlying grid is important.

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CSS Typography: The Basics

How can we use CSS for great typography in our web designs? This is a question we’ll try to answer.

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CSS Typography: Techniques and Best Practices

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Date Display Technique with Sprites

The CSS is where the sprite action really happens. With those special class names that we have set up in the HTML, we can set which portions of the image to use.

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Create a Letterpress Effect with CSS Text-Shadow

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Making the Most of the Limited Choices in Web Typography

As far as variety of font choices, things are pretty bleak. But Helvetica isn’t on pretty much every computer in the world because it’s a bad font.

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CSS Typography: Examples and Tools

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.

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CSS & Typography – Tips and Examples

The possibilities of typography in today’s web-world aren’t what they could be, but it is still possible to create something nice with the tools we have been given. The tools we will use are the websafe fonts and the markup language CSS.

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10 examples of beautiful css typography and how they did it

There are a lot of great sites out there that have beautiful Typography using only CSS, however simply looking at them is only half of the picture. We want to know what did they do, and how/why does it result in beautiful type?

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A guide to web typography

we’re going to talk about web typography in terms of a recipe of four fundamental ingredients. If you’ve ever tried to cook a soufflé, you’ll know how important the recipe is.

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CSS Gradient Text Effect

Here is a simple CSS trick to show you how to create gradient text effect with a PNG image (pure CSS, no Javascript or Flash).

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Two simple ways to create text embossing effect

This short tutorial will show you how to create Embossing effect usng pure CSS and using Artweaver.

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CSS Drop Shadows

The CSS2 text-shadow property makes it easy to add a drop shadow to a web page’s text, but so far it’s only supported by the Safari browser for OS X. Today we’re going to create CSS drop shadows for other browsers, including Firefox.

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The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

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Dragon Labs

Dragon Labs use some JavaScript and CSS magic to apply a two-color gradient to any text. Shadows and highlights can also be applied.

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Advanced typography techniques using css

While the descriptions and basic uses for CSS typography controls have been beaten to death, there are still many rich typographic abilities of CSS that are not well documented.

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Text Rotation with CSS

Thankfully, many of the popular browsers of today support the ability to rotate HTML elements. Even better? We can make it work in Internet Explorer (back to version 5.5 even). How you might ask? Okay, let’s look at the HTML.

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Background gradients and css

few methods for creating background gradients. Author has included a short description in the gradient, along with the HTML and CSS. One way or another it has most browsers covered.

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CSS Text-Shadow in Safari, Opera, Firefox and more

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Advanced Typography techniques using CSS

This is an example of what you can do by combining and tweaking type using css. I am not at this time going to be describing the code in much depth

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CSS Text Gradients

Text Gradient is a simple css trick that allows you to improve your site’s appearance by putting gradients on system font titles using nothing but css and a png image.

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Better CSS Font Stacks

One aspect of designing for the web that almost immediately offends designers is the lack of fonts that are considered safe to use. While it is true that there are only a handful of web safe fonts, the ones we do have at our disposal can be quite powerful and diversely useful.

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Common fonts to all versions of Windows & Mac equivalents

Here you can find the list with the standard set of fonts common to all versions of Windows and their Mac substitutes, referred sometimes as “browser safe fonts”.

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8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography In Your Designs

8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography In Your Designs

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12 Examples of Paragraph Typography

12 Examples of Paragraph Typography

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WhatTheFont

Submit an image to WhatTheFont to find the closest matches in site database.

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