Nice Web Type likes Bello Pro and Proxima Nova
Well, I had a blast making my third web type specimen/review for you: Nice Web Type likes Bello and Proxima Nova. Besides seeing a filthy new CSS technique (a pure CSS text gradient – no PNGs), you’ll find my thoughts about (and examples of) mixing script display type with more understated body text, using the best available ampersand, and the latest CSS browser support from Apple’s Safari browser.
You’ll also find my small description of using Typekit as part of the service’s technology preview. I used Typekit fonts to make this example (Bello Pro from Underware and Proxima Nova from Mark Simonson).
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What is Nice Web Type Likes?
Nice Web Type readers know that I have recently called for more thoughtful critique of typeset text on the web. Examining combinations of web type is a good way to start, and “Nice Web Type Likes” is what I’m calling my series of specimens/reviews.
The first specimen/review I published was Nice Web Type likes Graublau Sans with Lucida, and in that post you can read more about why I started Nice Web Type Likes.