Richard Rutter is a user experience consultant and director of Clearleft. In 2009 he cofounded the webfont service, Fontdeck. He runs an ongoing project called The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web, where he extols the virtues of good web typography. Richard occasionally blogs at Clagnut, where he writes about design, accessibility and web standards issues, as well as his passion for music and mountain biking.
Articles by Richard Rutter
Richard Rutter expands our horizons with a guide to using the WebFont Loader. Whether you’re happy with a FOUT (in Firefox and Opera) or want to eliminate it (like Safari, Chrome and IE), Richard shows us how to avoid inconsistent user experiences.
17 12/2007 Increase Your Font Stacks With Font Matrix
Richard Rutter delivers us an early Christmas present in the form of Font Matrix, a table detailing available fonts across Windows and Mac operating system versions and with different versions of common software packages installed. Need to know how widely your font of choice is available? Just look it up. This, my friends, is the future right here.
12 12/2006 Compose to a Vertical Rhythm
Richard Rutter scrutinises the typographical proportions and spacing that gives a written page its rhythm. Help your page sing like the herald angels, and still have time for a mince pie and brandy.
2 12/2005 An Explanation of Ems
Richard Rutter offers an insight into that oft-misunderstood unit of measure; the em. Do you know your ems from your elbow? Dazzle your dinner guests with scintillating silver talk of CSS.