Typography on the web

– or how to tame orphans and why printer’s pie isn’t edible

Abstract of this session

  • Introduction to typography
  • Typography and the web
  • Solutions for common issues


While typography is not specifically related to Drupal, it is a topic that is often treated stepmotherly by webdesigners. This session tries to give a basic introduction to typography in general and point out why it is important to respect some rules.

Even on the web typography is not a relic of the past but a very important factor in communication with the site visitor. Typography for the web is even a lot more difficult than for print design due to the limited tools available. However, there are still some ways to ensure a good typography.

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