Marshall Norman is currently a web developer at Sparkbox in Dayton, Ohio. He is also the owner of Single Sail where he creates websites and other design projects.

Notable Projects

Mac or PC? Mac

In your opinion, what is the best browser for web fonts? Chrome. In my experience with this browser has given me the least amount of trouble across the board.

What makes you cringe when looking at type on the web? Line heights that are too short, or not enough margin/padding around text. Let your type breathe!

What is one thing you would like other web and graphic designers to know about web fonts? Don’t over-do it. Not every browser will support your web font, so be aware you may not be delivering the same experience across the board.

How are webfonts contributing to brand development on multi media devices? Webfonts are definitely helping brands get a particular look and feel across, this helps on a superficial level, but the message is still going to be the most important part.

What makes a great webfont worth purchasing? Legibility and usability.

Do you know what hinting is, if so, in your words what does hinting do? Adjusting fonts to fit to a grid to increase legibility on a screen.

How much coffee do you consume on a daily basis? 2-3 cups depending on the day :)