Type for the Web

Typesettingkeys Perhaps it is my background as an editor, or perhaps it is my interest in words, but this great site on web typography is really a hit with me. I particularly like the explanation of em and en rules … you can probably see my double hyphens scattered throughout this site — they are my version of an em rule. When I first started doing some online editing, we used the double hyphen to denote em rules … and they would be automatically filtered by the typesetting system and replaced with proper em rules — just like this one!

Of course, to do this in typepad means editing the HTML and adding the code. But as I am a little lazy, I simply revert to my old methods.

But whether you are lazy or not, A List Apart is a great site for writers and editors who use the web. Thanks to Russell for the link (sorry Russell I lost the exact page).