What is a good web design? Answers may vary. Each answer given by the interviewees could not simply be judged right or wrong. Web designers come up with webpages according to their own understanding of web designing rules and disciplines, hence different designers will create websites that are completely different even based on the same theme.
Those who enjoy expressing themselves through images place heavy emphasis on the selection of nice photography (which you will find in my previous posts about full screen slideshow and large background image websites). Still, there are designers who find themselves comfortable building up websites relying on typography.
95% of the information on webpage is in written language and that explains why it is so crucial to choose the right typography. Typography in web design plays an integral part in setting the general tone of a website. All too often, the choice of typography shows the personality of the web designer and expresses the theme of a certain website. Here, typography doesn’t merely mean font selection. It also has a lot to do with how texts that come in different types of fonts are placed on the webpage.
It is possible to build a really gorgeous website without the use of image, however, designers are not often advised to do so, especial for designers who have just stepped into the web designing field. Hopefully the examples below can lead you to a better understanding of websites with compelling typography.
You might have noticed that sometimes web designers will make slight alternations in the way that texts are usually arranged and we might even have to readjust the reading order because the letters could be upside down in some cases. This doesn’t bother us at all as long as the entire webpage isn’t designed that way. On the contrary, it adds fun to the otherwise plain and common webpage.