WWW… Wednesday! CSS Made Simple with Type Nugget

by Taylor Slattery | June 26, 2019

WWW… Wednesday! CSS Made Simple with Type Nugget - Sessions College

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.

type nugget user interface

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.


type nugget google font library

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 style sheet

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.

If you are interested in learning to use typography, Sessions College offers Basic Typography and Advanced Typography courses as well as a course in Web Typography.  Contact Admissions for more information.

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