Vintage design has been a popular style for websites and online projects for a while now, and creating vintage text is a useful skill to have. As ‘vintage’ and ‘retro’ styles are pretty interchangeable and relaxed when it comes to the web – covering the Victorian era, the 1950s, and everything in between – you can learn plenty of versatile text skills in the process.
Originally proposed for CSS 2.1 but brand new to CSS3, text shadows are a great way to liven up your text without needing to use images. Text shadows can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make them; it all depends on what other effects you’re combining with your shadow and how it interacts visually with the rest of your page.
We use several different types of text shadows here at Text Effects, and we’re only too happy to share how they’re done. Best of all, all you need is a couple of lines of code and a little bit of time to create perfect, easy to edit shadow effects.
Combining beautiful type with interesting facts, these infographics are some of the best typography, font face and text themed informational images we’ve seen on the web.
Read on to see them all…
Organisation – especially of fonts – is likely to be at the bottom of your to do list. But effective font management can save you plenty of time and hassle, so it’s worth keeping on top of it.
We’ve listed some of our favourite tips to help you manage your fonts better and improve your workload and mindset as a result.
Fonts are the backbone of design, and a good design can become a legendary one with the use of the right fonts and styles.
It’s a good idea to refresh your font collection from time to time for inspiration and to ensure you don’t get stuck in a typography rut.
Here’s a list of our top seven favourite websites to download or implement free fonts.