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Web Typography

Typography Intro  http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/techniques/a-20-minute-intro-to-typography-basics/

Typographic History  http://ilovetypography.com/2007/11/06/type-terminology-humanist-2/

Typographic Terminology  http://ilovetypography.com/2008/03/21/extreme-type-terminology/

Typographic Hierarchy  http://blog.typekit.com/2011/03/17/type-study-typographic-hierarchy/

Mixing Fonts  http://www.typography.com/ask/recentTopic.php?rtID=92

Typography Book – Elements of Typographic Style by Binghurst  http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Typographic-Style-Robert-Bringhurst/dp/0881791326

Also, Thinking with Type  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1568984480?ie=UTF8&tag=thedescub-20&creativeASIN=1568984480

Available electronically  http://www.thinkingwithtype.com/

Guidelines and techniques http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/03/14/technical-web-typography-guidelines-and-techniques/

Web typography http://www.webtypography.net

Web typography articles  http://www.alistapart.com/articles/on-web-typography/

Choose the right font http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/choosing-the-right-font-a-practical-guide-to-typography-on-the-web/


Design Principles

Design theory http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/sessions/web-design-theory/

Principles of design http://www.digital-web.com/articles/principles_of_design/

Lost principles of design http://www.fuelyourcreativity.com/the-lost-principles-of-design/

Good web design http://inspectelement.com/articles/the-principles-of-good-web-design-part-1-layout/

Principles of design http://desktoppub.about.com/od/designprinciples/Principles_of_Design.htm

Layout http://www.alistapart.com/articles/whitespace/

Grid Design http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/04/14/designing-with-grid-based-approach/

Outside the grid http://www.alistapart.com/articles/outsidethegrid/

Rhythm http://24ways.org/2006/compose-to-a-vertical-rhythm

Visual Hierarchy http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2010/01/the-principle-of-proximity-in-web-design/

Design History http://designishistory.com/ or  http://www.designhistory.org/

Print Design http://www.underconsideration.com/fpo/

Random graphic design theory http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/web/50-totally-free-lessons-in-graphic-design-theory/

Design self study outline  http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/inspiration/teach-yourself-graphic-design-a-self-study-course-outline/

Brand / Logo Design  http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/

What makes a good logo http://justcreativedesign.com/2009/07/27/what-makes-a-good-logo/


Color Theory



Color Applets Contrast Analyzer: http://snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html

Color combinations http://www.colourlovers.com/, http://kuler.adobe.com, http://www.0to255.com

Art Direction http://www.alistapart.com/articles/art-direction-and-design/


Get through all of that and you should be well on your way to expert graphic/web design.

Thanks for sharing, materialdesigner!

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