When you take away the images and other media, most of what determines the look and feel of a website is typography. In 2009, Smashing Magazine conducted a survey of text-heavy sites (like newspapers and magazines) and provided a guide to the common typographic practices in web design at that time. The editors have just updated the survey and published their 2013 report. Some trends to note include: broad adoption of web fonts, an increase in the use of serif styles for body text, and an increase in the sizes of body text.
Submitted by tdodson on May 21, 2013 - 11:32am