SummaryBy William Channer | 19 July 2011 | Length: 27 mins Elliot Jay Stocks explains what he looks for in typefaces and how he evaluates them. He also reveals his favorite fonts and outlines why blindly using CSS techniques are bad.
Elements of Good Web Typography
Type is all about the details. Get the details right and everything else will follow. It should be the foundation element of any design, so we should design from the type outwards.
Elliot is a designer, illustrator, speaker, and author. His work is regularly featured in books, blogs, and industry-leading magazines, and his portfolio includes projects for clients such as Virgin, Microsoft, and MailChimp. A common face on the speaking circuit, Elliot gives talks at design events across the globe, including An Event Apart, Brooklyn Beta, Future of Web Design, South by Southwest, and Web Directions.
He writes for publications such as .Net, Computer Arts, and Codex: The Journal of Typography, is the author of Sexy Web Design (Sitepoint, 2008), and sits on the judging panels of many design competitions, as well as Smashing Magazine's Experts Board.
Elliot is the founder of typography magazine 8 Faces and runs his company from Bristol, England.