15 Online Typography Tools All Designers Should Know
Typography is the foundation of any design, because reading is one of the most basic things we do on the web. The typography you choose have an impact on multiple aspects of a website, including readability, mood, and the overall user experience. It’s essential for designers and developers to know the basic principles of typography to create readable pleasing designs.
We have been talking about font pairing tools before, and today we’re going to share with you type tools that can you achieve a better reading experience in the websites you build and/or design.
Here are the plugins, online tools, and scripts which will help you to create awesome headlines and clean readable text.
Gutenberg is a flexible and easy-to-use typography starter kit for developers and designers. It will help you to set base type size, line-height and max width. Gutenberg is an open-source project, so feel free to contribute, adapt and modify it.
Lettering.js is a jQuery plugin which gives you control over kerning type. It allows you to get editorial design with ease and manage code. The website features amazing examples of typography made with this plugin for inspiration.
FitText is a plugin which will make your website font-sizes flexible. It will help you achieve scalable headlines for various screen resolutions; in other words, make your typography responsive. It’s made for displaying huge text only.
The most readable typography contains between 45 and 75 characters per line but to find that balance is a challenging task for developers. FlowType.JS changes the font size and subsequently the line-height based on a specific element’s width.
Blast.js will help you to separate texts to make it easier to manipulate the typography. It contains 4 in-built delimiters: character, word, sentence, and element. It can also match custom expressions and phrases.
slabText is a simple script which splits headlines into rows to perfectly fill in the available horizontal space. The script calculates an ideal number of characters to set in each row by dividing available width by pixel font size.
Typi is a saas mix you can use to make responsive typography with ease. It creates font size and line heights for HTML and other elements. Also, Typi has a vertical rhythm function to calculate line heights.
State of the Web Type is a website that offers up-to-date data about the support for type and features around the web. You can use search or categories, such as kerning, capital spacing, CSS font loading, and more to find exactly what you need.
Typograph is an awesome web and sketch plugin which allows you to put non-breaking spaces after one-letter words, connect the number and the unit. It also removes double spaces, enters, dots and other typos, so you can achieve clean beautiful typography that is easy to read.