When I first started working on the Web in a professional capacity, there
really wasn’t much you could do to dress up your website as it related to font
Web designers had little control over fonts in the past, but that has changed
dramatically over the past two years as the pace around jQuery development accelerates
and responsive design becomes the norm (or at least more normal).
While it’s possible to manipulate text using CSS, that method still has its
- and the results are often worth a look.
plugins that can help you, the designer/developer, modify text through kerning,
introducing a responsive nature and even tossing aside all convention with some
quite dramatic effects.
available horizontal space.
FitText: The plugin
renders font-sizes flexible, making it ideal for use in fluid or responsive
layouts to achieve scalable headlines.
those willing to make a more daring design choices, LetteringJS fits the bill.
jqsloText: This plugin is another for those willing to make some
edgy design choices, as it renders an arching effect (gets bigger as you
approach the middle and then tapers off) on HTML text.
jQuery Glow: The plugin provides the ability to add a glow
effect to text when hovered over.
BigText: This plugin automatically sizes text to fit inside
a parent element, resulting in perfectly justified alignment.