WWW… Wednesday! CSS Made Simple with Type Nugget
Designing web typography can be tricky. It involves trial and error, and depending on the tools you’re using, maybe a LOT of trial and error. Thankfully, as our typographic needs evolve, so too do our tools.
Type Nugget is a browser based application for designing web typography. It offers a full suite of options to tailor your type to your site’s needs. The interface utilizes a live preview of your type so that you can visualize each variable in the context of the site as a whole.
The site uses the Google font library, with the option to upload fonts stored locally on users’ computers. Weights, colors, sizes, and families can be modified endlessly. Experiment with the looks of headings, paragraphs, links, and lists, and when you’ve landed on something you like, you can generate fully functional CSS to plug into your site.
As mentioned before, designing type involves a lot of trial and error. You may try any number of typographical combinations before finding something that speaks to you. To get there faster, use Type Nugget to explore different directions and save out different style sheets for each one. With the CSS already made, it becomes easy to quickly audition them in the context of your site.
Type Nugget is free to use and can be found here.
Taylor is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Taylor is a graphic designer, illustrator, and Design Lead at Weirdsleep.