Kerning on the Web


After kerning is going to be turned on by default in new browser's versions Bram Stein wrote an article in the Typekit blog about what kerning is and how to use it already today with some simple CSS3 commands:

Imagine each character in a string of text has a box drawn around its outer edges. Without kerning, characters would line up at the edges of these boxes. Kerning enables these edges to overlap so the space between each character can be adjusted to be tighter or looser.