Am I wrong?

chrisburton's picture

Am I wrong to think it should be "type" when I hear/read "Web Typography"?

Or even when others refer to Typography when it comes to the typefaces on a site?

5star's picture

Yes x 2.

n.

ralf h.'s picture

Do you have an example of this “wrong use”? Typography IS choosing and using fonts, so there is nothing wrong with talking about web typography, as long as typography and type are not used as synonyms.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Or “we had a typographer design a custom font for us”.

chrisburton's picture

Ralf H.

Typography IS choosing and using fonts

So essentially a Typographer is a person who chooses typefaces? If that were the case, isn't everyone a "Typographer"? At least anyone who goes into Microsoft Word and chooses a typeface.

Ryan Maelhorn's picture

Technically in today's computer world, yes. Of course you could always consider anyone who owns a pipe wrench to be a professional plumber too.

chrisburton's picture

Haha. Well that certainly clears things up on my end. Appreciate it, guys.

oldnick's picture

you could always consider anyone who owns a pipe wrench to be a professional plumber too

Ryan, you are living testimony to that proposition…

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