Some might argue that passive whitespace is the unconsidered space present within a composition. I disagree: if you don’t consider all your whitespace, that’s just bad design. Passive whitespace creates breathing room and balance. It’s important.
Tag Archive for 'Typography'
Whilst looking for a practical application for the (new) CSS3 border-image property this evening I stumbled upon this typography wonder:
Now at first glance it’s nothing special, but once you discover this is pure HTML/CSS comboliciousness were dealing with here… well, I got my Firebug on to inspect a little closer and sure enough it’s all image-free. The depression set in once I discovered this was accomplished/published nearly a year ago, back in February of this year (2010).
NB the advanced use of CSS for the heart shape and great use of masking using the :before/:after pseudo-element.
I hand these links over to other designers and developers time, after time, after time:
Essentially they contain all you need to know about web typography. Timeless articles.