95% of the information on the web is written language. It is only logical to say that a web designer should get good training in the main discipline of shaping written information, in other words: Typography.Oliver Reichenstein, 2006
Ellen Lupton—Thinking With Type
An excellent book to buy
“Foundries, tools and web font services often group typefaces by use, too—like “intended size” at Webtype and the paragraph and heading buttons at Typekit. And once in a while you can find a nice feature, article or blog post about fonts for specific uses, like the good for long form Typekit list, or Billy Whited’s posts on setting type for user interfaces.”
Lecture/Discussion: What is good digital design?
typotheque.com article on type hinting
Hinting, or screen optimising, is the process by which TrueType or PostScript fonts are adjusted for maximum readability on computer monitors. This text compares different ways of hinting (black & white, grey-scale, ClearType, DirectWrite), and explains the behaviour of fonts under different rasterisers.
Some interesting places to look at website hierarchy and digital type:
The Great Discontent uses Stratum and Meta Serif Web Pro
fonts for a dynamic yet respectable feel.
An Event Apart demonstrates the readability of a subdued color scheme.
New York Times
The New Yorker
The Webby Awards