Land of Web writes: “From large headlines with amazing distinguished fonts and bold blocks of text to smaller-sized text in body — typography is definitely an integral part of website design. It unconditionally plays a crucial part of visual appeal of website.”
20 online topography tools for web design by Ryan Boudreaux
The author uses the word topography* in the sense of surface features:
The overall appearance and composition of the page elements, including both type, graphics, images, textures, and the total look and feel of a web design. While most of these tools are typographical in nature, the list also includes tools that help with conversions, tuning, CSS, banners, images, and colors.
(*[categorySeeAlso slug=”look-and-feel”] is a more commonly used term.)
Monotype Imaging Announces the Web Font Awards: International Competition to Recognize Designers and Websites that Integrate Web Fonts to their Greatest Use
WOBURN, Mass., Aug 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has announced the Web Font Awards, an international competition designed to recognize websites that incorporate exceptional use of Web fonts. The Web Font Awards will be sponsored by Monotype Imaging with support from Carsonified, a UK-based company that produces events for Web professionals.
“Now that Web fonts are a reality, Web designers worldwide are able to experience the beauty of typographic choice,” said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype Imaging. “The Web Font Awards will be aimed at celebrating this newfound freedom, while also promoting awareness, adoption and outstanding use of Web fonts that exemplify the power of typography – online.”
Qualifying designs can be built with Web font technology from any provider, including self-built solutions, as long as the site or Web page uses actual fonts.
Further information, including submission guidelines, eligibility requirements, judging criteria and procedures, award ceremony and prize details will be announced next month and published on www.webfontawards.com, where qualifying Web designs will be posted and visitors can rate designs. Designers and agencies can sign up now at www.webfontawards.com to receive notification when the call for entries is open and contest rules are posted.