Typography is the art, process, or style of setting type and creating glyphs.

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What is the best color combination for on screen reading?

I work at an airline as a pilot and I am involved in the "paperless" project which aims to have no more paper in the cockpit - all the data should be accessible from tablet devices. We have a lot to ...
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What are some good books for learning about typography?

I really want to learn the basics of type. However, there are so many books on the subject that I get overwhelmed while searching.
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Should headings always use the same font as the body?

I'm working on some of the layout for a User Handbook and right now my main concern is fonts. I'm trying to decide whether to use the same font for the body text and the headings. If I use different ...
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White text on black background

Are there any reasons to avoid using white text on a black background?
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Is highlighting important words a good idea?

Is it a good idea to highlight the important words in a text on a web page? What impact does it have on the reader? Does it help to understand the text or does it disturb?
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Best way to select a typeface?

What process do you use to select a typeface? How do you determine which types are best for long passages of text, which are best for headlines, etc.?