Show & Tell: Typewolf ScreenshotTypewolf is one of my favorite new design websites out there. Typewolf shows you what is trending in type, and great pairings of typefaces for use on the web.

Another feature of the site shows font alternatives to popular commercial fonts that you can use on the web. There are features such as “Top 10 Helvetica Alternatives,” “Top 10 Futura Alternatives,” and so on.

You can even search their site for font alternative suggestions, and for great pairings.

Displaying ligatures on the web with CSS

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Those of us in graphic design are in the know about type features such as ligatures. In typography, a ligature occurs where two or more letters are joined as a single glyph in fonts that support them. A good example of a ligature is the lowercase f and the lowercase i characters. They can be displayed separately, but some fonts contain a ligature glyph of the f and i joined as fi.

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