As a digital designer with a foundation in print, I’ve always struggled with the lack of eloquence in typography on the web. I’d gotten so used to only having 4-5 web fonts to choose from that I stopped even considering them as an asset. I tried to use a couple of web fonts but they often ended up looking like a hot mess. I gave up.
Then I heard Jenn Lukas talk at An Event Apart Atlanta 2014 and… RAZZLE DAZZLE! I know I’m a little late to the game, but I was just looking in the wrong place. Typography on the web has come so far in the past few years. Here’s a collection of tools, inspiration, articles, and font foundries to get your started (and feel free to add your favorites!) :
Create type compositions directly in your browser. No more guessing how content will look once it goes live.
What Font: http://chengyinliu.com/whatfont.html
Find which fonts are used on a webpage with a simple click.
Bulletproof web typography.
Test fonts on a current website without writing a single bit of code.
Test font combinations.
Friends of Type (not all web type): http://friendsoftype.com/
Good Typography (not all web type): http://goodtypography.tumblr.com/
Dribbble web type: http://dribbble.com/tags/web_type