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Font Basics
by Stephen Bucaro

A font is actually a graphic shape, for example a triangle, which can be used to create a typographic character. A group of fonts of similar design can be used to create a typeface. A set of typefaces in different sizes and weights, created from the same group of fonts, is a type family. These terms are often misused, the term "font" being used to mean a typeface.

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Fonts for Your Website: Is it Just a Matter of style?
by Francisco Aloy

The choice of font you use at your website can be affected by so many different elements: personal taste, style, screen resolution and size, operating system, monitor age, background and - not last - readability and ease of use.

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Top Ten Absolutely Free Websites for Downloading Cool Fonts
by Michael Turner

The following list of websites is the best compilation of sites on the web where you can download many different fonts totally free. Also, there are a variety of different types of fonts and styles you can download from the following sites so start searching today. Keep in mind that these sites are not listed in any particular order.

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Creating 3D Text Effects in Photoshop
by Mart Gil Abareta

We know that with Photoshop, we can do everything that we want in terms of web and graphic design. This software has become a valuable tool in every designer’s works of art. Now, I have here the procedure from in creating a pretty cool text effect to make it seem to melt into or "pop out of" your website's background.

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Anti-Aliasing for Great-Looking Text Graphics
by Granny's Mettle

Macromedia has a wonderful software application that helps users create great-looking text graphics by using anti-aliasing capabilities. In Fireworks MX 2004, artists and designers can create readable and attractive text graphics by substituting shades of the font color around the lines and curves which otherwise can be broken and craggy in appearance.

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5 Basic Rules on Typography
by Granny's Mettle

Whenever you get projects for designing graphics for different media materials, there are certain rules you need to know before venturing to the complexities and elaborate world of graphic design. One of the elements considered in graphic design is typography. This is how you utilize and create your text to come out with a result that complements your images and design of the whole media material, whether it's for print or web.

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Browser "Safe" Fonts
by Shruti Gupta

Fonts make a big difference to the look and experience of the website. Usage of fonts requires sense of aesthetics and discretion. We have the liberty to use any font we want in an image but when we specify the fonts for the text on a web page, we need to ensure that we use only 'browser safe" fonts. Browsers support TrueType fonts and all operating systems come with sets of standard TrueType fonts that have been preinstalled.

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