Type Designers are your new best friends.
If you are a web designer, you are used to tedium. You are used to spending entirely too much time hovering over a keyboard googling endless combinations of words to figure out why something looks beautiful in Chrome but like a flaming pile of poo in Firefox. You write your own CSS and after the project is done you comb through it all to make it “prettier”. You can’t handle how some people format their PHP. You are a unique and wonderful kind of human—someone intensely focused on details that most people will never ever notice. You say to yourself “I don’t care that no one will ever appreciate this backbreaking work I’m doing except other intensely nerdy people like me. I care, the nerds care, and that’s enough for me.” If you are thinking to yourself “Wow! It’s uncanny how much this describes me!” You are awesome. You make the internet a better place. Take a deep breath and bask in your own awesomeness.
I want to introduce you to your brother from another mother—another group of humans that, like you, is quite under-appreciated: the type designer. Type designers and web designers have an amazing amount in common, that’s why it’s super wonderful that they’ve been collaborating more lately. Web designers are pumped that they can use more than a handful of fonts on the internet, and type designers are pumped that this new group of people using their fonts actually know how to use computers.