Learn Typography: 47 Awesome Infographics for Web Designers

Helen Stark 9 October, 2014 2,870

Typography is an essential thing for website design and development. Every designer should learn typography use tips and tricks to create a stunning website. Properly selected typography establishes a finished look of the website and of course, helps present the information in the most organic and familiar way – in a form of a written text. A conventional saying that web is 95% typography seems to be a bit of an outdated info since today website design tends to be more visual. However, typography and fonts for web design are essential and still play the vital role in creation of a website image. And even more, a style and look of typography elements and fonts may balance the visuals creating a perfect harmony.

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With a proper use of typography you can establish a perfect connection with visitors, affect their feelings and create an emotional engagement with the brand. Well chosen and implemented fonts improve website readability, affect UX, raise brand awareness and may even increase conversions. Due to a responsive web design trend, the importance of a well adjusted typography elements comes to the forefront. No mobile user will stay long with the website that has poorly readable text and typography.

One of the biggest challenges for a web designer is choosing a huge variety of fonts the one that fits the overall website design, will be readable and easy to perceive. In addition, the fonts should perfectly complement each other and the site design, play for the benefits of text hierarchy and layout structure. You should carefully choose your typography style, size and color. Spacing and alignment are also important. A good choice doesn’t always mean the use of a unique and whimsical typeface that will be used only on your website. A true work of art is a matter of harmony, taste and balance when even the most traditional typography style adds chic and elegant look to the design.

This collection of typography infographics gives a clear idea of typography history, basic font styles and their classification as well as outlines some thoughts about its psychological impact. Here you can also find a collection of cheat sheets on typography use that should help you with website design. You can find more cool infographics on Color Theory on our blog. Enjoy!

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History of Fonts and Typography


The history of typography begins the time humanity learnt writing. With the creation of a first printing press typography starts evolving and today tons of fonts emerge on a daily basis. This set of infographics highlights that most important and impressive stages of typography evolution.

Mashable – Western Typefaces History

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Western Typefaces History

Skele-kitty – Top 100 Fonts of All Time

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Top 100 Fonts of All Time

Behance – Custom Typeface Infograph Poster

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Custom Typeface Infograph Poster

Minespress – Timeline of 10 Famous Fonts

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Timeline of 10 Famous Fonts

Blog Anubis – Origins of the World’s Most Important Typefaces

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Origins of the World's Most Important Typefaces

Design by Soap – A History of Typography

A History of Typography

Webdesignledger – The Evolution of Typography

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The Evolution of Typography

Six Revisions – A Visual Guide to the Ampersand

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A Visual Guide to the Ampersand


Psychology in Typography Use

Typography is a great tool of emotional impact. It combines visual perception with verbal contents creating a perfect image and raising emotions. With a proper use of typography elements you can create a proper image of the website and increase brand awareness. The following section contains infographics on psychological aspects of typography.

Avid Careerist – Your Resume & The Psychology of Fonts

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Your Resume & The Psychology of Fonts

Crazyegg – Psychology of Font Choices

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Psychology of Font Choices

I Love Charts – The Cracked Guide to Fonts

The Cracked Guide to Fonts

Design Taxi – Key Elements of Typography

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Key Elements of Typography

Quicksprout – How Typography Affects Conversions

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How Typography Affects Conversions

Test King – Common Fonts by Operating System

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Common Fonts by Operating System

Hongkiat – Top 10 Fonts Web Designers Love

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Top 10 Fonts Web Designers Love


Learn Typography Basics

Typography has various styles and types. Learning typography basics, rules and main components helps achieving great results in website design. This collection of infographics provides the fundamental knowledge on typography classification, its essential elements and proper ways of combination.

Colourlovers – Typography: Bold and Justified

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Typography: Bold and Justified

Urbanfonts – Serif vs. Sans: The Final Battle

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Serif vs. Sans: The Final Battle

Fast Company – Type Guide

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Type Guide

Rasmussen – What is Your Typeface

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Learn Typography - What is Your Typeface

Buscandotrazos – A Brief Introduction to Typography

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A Brief Introduction to Typography

Ladd Design – Type Classification Personification

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Type Classification Personification

Mark It Write – Fundamentals of Typography

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Learn Typography Fundamentals

Visual.ly – Typeface Anatomy

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Learn Typography Anatomy

VillagePrint – Guide to Typography

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Learn Typography in Simple Steps

Fusion B2B – Typography

Learn Typography from FusionB2B

The Logo Company – A Guide to Typography & Fonts

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Guide to Typography & Fonts

Singlehop – Quick & Dirty Guide to Better Typography on the Web

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Quick & Dirty Guide to Better Typography


Typography Guides and Cheat Sheets

The most useful collection of typography infographics and cheat sheets that give an idea of practical use of typography in web design. This will be handy for beginners and experienced designers.

Julian Hansen – So You Need a Typeface

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So You Need a Typeface

Dubgee – Typography Breakdown

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Learn Typography Breakdown

Behance – Periodic Table of Typefaces

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Periodic Table of Typefaces

Visual.ly – 34 Typographic Sins

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34 Typographic Sins

Visual.ly – Choosing A Web-Safe Font For Your Website

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Choosing A Web-Safe Font For Your Website

Designmantic – 10 Commandments of Typography

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Learn Typography - 10 Commandments

Designbump – A Little Typography Guide

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A Little Typography Guide

eLearning – A Typography Lesson for eLearning Developers

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Learn Typography Lesson

Mighty Meta – Web Safe Fonts Cheat Sheet

Learn Typography Web Safe Fonts

CardPrinting – Guide to Professional Typography Usage

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Guide to Professional Typography Usage

Silocreativo – 10 Tips tp Make a Typography Project

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10 Tips tp Make a Typography Project

Agency 51 – Typography Cheat Sheet

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Learn Typography Cheat Sheet

Anna Squared – Web Typography Infographic

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Web Typography Infographic

Visual.ly – Typography Terminology and Classification

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Learn Typography Terminology and Classification

Fastprint – The Art of Mixing Typefaces

The Art of Mixing Typefaces

Stepto & Son – 10 Great Web Font Combinations

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10 Great Web Font Combinations


A Bit of Creativity

Typography elements are versatile and may be used for various projects to convey almost any emotional message. With the use of typography you can create an outstanding ambience that will attract users. Here is a few typography-related infographics that give you more inspiration and hints on the use of typeface and font in web design.

Infographicspedia – FIFA World Cup 2014 Typography

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FIFA World Cup 2014 Typography

Pinterest – Awesome Things About Typography

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Awesome Things About Typography

Six Revisions – Helvetica Font Weights as Rock Music Genres

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Helvetica Font Weights as Rock Music Genres

The Geek Twins – A Galactic Guide to Typography

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Star Wars Fonts - Learn Typography

Author: Helen Stark
Being creating content for fashion, beauty, food and tech blogs during last years, Helen has found herself in web design field now. Constantly evolving, she explores new things to impress her readers with high-quality content. Follow Helen on Twitter and Google +.